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Table 6 Multivariate predictors of physiological uptake grade 1 in patients with known or suspected cardiac sarcoidosis

From: Long fasting is effective in inhibiting physiological myocardial 18F-FDG uptake and for evaluating active lesions of cardiac sarcoidosis

Predictors Odds ratio 95% Confidence interval p value
Lower limit Upper limit
Age (per 1-year increase) 0.994 0.968 1.021 0.677
Female 1.624 0.840 3.940 0.130
BMI (per 1-kg/m2 increase) 1.090 0.976 1.224 0.133
FBG (per 1-mg/dL increase) 0.992 0.966 1.017 0.517
FFA0 (per 1-mEg/L increase) 2.415 0.914 7.075 0.089
LF (against HEP) 4.708 2.268 10.172 <0.0001***
  1. BMI, body mass index; FBG, fasting blood glucose; FFA0, baseline plasma free fatty acid levels; LF, 16-h or more fasting before scan; HEP; heparin loading plus 12-h fasting; *** p < 0.001.