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Table 5 Differences in myocardial strain from basal to apical region (%)

From: Preliminary clinical study of left ventricular myocardial strain in patients with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy by three-dimensional speckle tracking imaging

  Base Mid Apex
Radial strain    
NC(n = 52) 33.34 ± 7.65 38.57 ± 8.59a 27.58 ± 9.74a,b
DCM(n = 54) 11.63 ± 4.86 9.82 ± 4.85 8.62 ± 4.49
Circumferential strain    
NC(n = 52) -24.85 ± 5.29 -28.72 ± 5.62a -32.47 ± 10.73a,b
DCM(n = 54) -11.35 ± 3.62 -10.08 ± 4.39 -9.87 ± 5.47
Longitudinal strain    
NC(n = 52) -14.39 ± 3.29 -17.81 ± 3.16a -24.85 ± 5.81a,b
DCM(n = 54) -8.61 ± 2.84 -6.92 ± 3.09 -8.73 ± 3.19
  1. a P < 0.05 vs basal region; b P < 0.05 vs mid region