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Table 3 Comparison of clinical and biochemical data between patient’s groups

From: Left ventricular markers of global dyssynchrony predict limited exercise capacity in heart failure, but not in patients with preserved ejection fraction

Variable Limited performance Good performance P value
  (n = 90) (n =57)
Sex (female, in%) 53 43 0.26
Age (years) 61 ± 12 61 ± 10 0.81
Smoking (%) 25 44 0.04
Diabetes (%) 34 30 0.67
LBBB (%) 24 26 0.75
Preserved EF (%) 30 40 0.24
Body-mass index 28 ± 5 28 ± 4 0.91
Waist/hips ratio 0.95 ± 0.1 0.97 ± 0.1 0.28
NYHA class 2.3 ± 0.6 2.5 ± 0.7 0.09
Fasting glucose (mmol/L) 6.9 ± 3.3 7.1 ± 2.7 0.84
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.2 ± 1.2 4.3 ± 1.3 0.16
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.8 ± 1.2 1.6 ± 0.4 0.25
Urea (mmol/L) 9.9 ± 4.3 9.5 ± 5.2 0.66
Creatinine (μmol/L) 111 ± 36 108 ± 55 0.74
Haemoglobine (g/L) 123 ± 28 133 ± 16 0.03
Heart rate (beats/min) 79 ± 13 77 ± 14 0.51
  1. Data are mean ± standard deviation. NYHA = New York Heart Association.