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Table 3 Qualitative real-time perfusion echocardiography scoring of cardiac masses (confirmed to be tumors or thrombi) as assessed by the presence, velocity, and pattern of perfusion

From: Evaluation of cardiac masses by real-time perfusion imaging echocardiography

Scores Groups Presence of perfusion Velocity Perfusion pattern Areas of necrosis
0 Thrombi 27 27 27 31
  Tumors 11 9 9 37
1 Thrombi 6 0 4 2
  Tumors 33 10 21 16
2 Thrombi 0 6 2 --
  Tumors 6 34 23 --
3 Thrombi 0 -- -- --
  Tumors 3 -- -- --
  1. Scores: Perfusion: 0 (absence); 1 (mild); 2 (moderate); 3 (intense). Perfusion velocity: 0 (absence); 1 (fast replenishment); 2 (slow replenishment)). Perfusion pattern: 0 (absence); 1 (peripheral); 2 (central). Areas of necrosis: 0 (absent); 1 (present).