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Table 1 Patient characteristics according to the group without and with myocardial flow defects (mean ± SD or n (%)) according to standard reconstruction protocol (protocol A in Table 2)

From: Cardiac PET/CT with Rb-82: optimization of image acquisition and reconstruction parameters

  Patients without myocardial flow defects (n = 10) Patients with myocardial flow defects (n = 10)
Age (years) 62 ± 9 68 ± 9
Sex (female/male) 3/7 (30%/70%) 2/8 (20%/80%)
BMI (kg/m2) 27 ± 6 29 ± 7
Hypertension 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
Diabetes mellitus 2 (20%) 3 (30%)
Dyslipidemia 3 (30%) 3 (30%)
Current smokers 2 (20%) 0 (0%)
Prior myocardial infarction 0 (0%) 2 (20%)
Ischemia 0 (0%) 3 (30%)
Decreased MFR 0 (0%) 5 (50%)
LV rest MBF (mL/min/g) 1.10 ± 0.31 0.84 ± 0.24
LV stress MBF (mL/min/g) 3.08 ± 0.58 1.50 ± 0.63
LV MFR [1] 3.03 ± 1.22 1.76 ± 0.51
  1. BMI body mass index, LV left ventricle, MBF myocardial blood flow, MFR myocardial flow reserve