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Table 2 123I-MIBG findings

From: Investigation into cardiac sympathetic innervation during the commencement of haemodialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease

  Frequency or mean ± standard deviation
Controls (n = 9) Patients
Pre-HD (n = 18) Chronic HD (n = 18)
Late heart-to-mediastinum ratio (HMR) 2.9 ± 0.58 2.4 ± 0.76 2.3 ± 0.64
Positive for cardiac sympathetic innervation abnormalitiesa 0 4 5
  1. HD haemodialysis, n number
  2. aPatients with low late HMR and/or high washout rate
  3. Late HMR at-follow up was significantly different from controls (p = 0.035; 95% confidence interval of the difference −1.1, −0.46)