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Table 1 General characteristics in controls and patients

From: Role of 2D strain in the early identification of left ventricular dysfunction and in the risk stratification of systemic sclerosis patients

  Controls (n=30) SSc (n=29) p
Age, yrs 64±2 65±4 ns
Female sex, n (%) 23 (76) 28 (96) 0.03
SBP, (mmHg) 120±11 125±15 ns
DBP, (mmHg) 79±8 74±9 ns
Diabetes, n (%) 3 (10) 3 (10) ns
Dyslipidemia, n (%) 10 (33) 10 (34) ns
Smoking, n (%) 3 (10) 2 (6) ns
Disease’s duration, yrs - 15±8 -
Scl-70 antibodies, n (%) - 17 (58) -
Serum levels of Scl-70 antibodies, U/ml - 46.9±41.2 -
  1. SBP and DBP: systolic and diastolic blood pressure, respectively.