Table 1

Clinical data and pathological findings of strut and fibrosis analysis among patients with normal hearts, IDCM hearts, and CCC hearts

GroupDuration of heart failureAge (years)Sex (M/F)Weight (g)LV thickness (mm)Mean number of strutsMean area
fibrosis (%)
Group A
(normal hearts)
17F2201226.71.24 (1.1)
21F2901019.20.95 (0.8)
61M2501022.61.31 (1.6)
24M2701421.01.20 (1.2)
Mean22.41.2
SD3.21.1
Group B
(IDCM hearts)
8 months7F200811.613.60 (14.6)
1 year31F550105.83.33 (3.3)
8 months10F40075.72.59 (3.3)
7 years51M3801015.06.67 (9.9)
3 years19F440107.33.31 (3.1)
Mean9.15.9
SD4.16.6
Group C
(CCC hearts)
1 year31M5201215.120.00 (12.8)
3 years65M5201227.08.49 (5.9)
8 years44M5001118.119.41 (14.4)
7 years42F400129.412.00 (8.0)
3 years29F400118.98.95 (11.4)
Mean15.713.8
SD7.410.5
  • LV, left ventricular.