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Table 2 Standard echocardiographic parameters 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
LV EDV, ml 79±11 83±15 ns
LV ESV, ml 27±7 33±14 ns
LV EF, % 65±1 64±6 ns
LV Mass, g/m 2 68.9±5.9 69.6±4.6 ns
Mitral E peak velocity, cm/s 64±9.5 58.5±12.4 ns
Mitral A peak velocity, cm/s 70±9.2 66.3±14.2 ns
Mitral E/A ratio 0.8±0.3 0.8±0.1 ns
Mitral E deceleration time, ms 188.1±43 180.7±28 ns
RVOT Prox, mm 29.9±5.6 30.2±3.7 ns
RVD1, mm 33.1±2.9 33.1±2.9 ns
TAPSE, mm 22.5±3.1 21.6±2.9 ns
RV FAC, % 48.5±6.9 46.9±6.3 ns
sPAP, mmHg 21.8±6 37.4±9 < 0.001
  1. LV: left ventricular; EDV and ESV: end-diastolic and end-systolic volumes, respectively; EF: ejection fraction; RVOT prox: right ventricular outflow tract proximal diameter; RVD1: right ventricular inflow diameter at basal level; TAPSE: tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion; FAC: fractional area change; sPAP: systolic pulmonary arterial pressure.