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Table 3 Left ventricular tissue Doppler imaging velocities and global strains 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
Septal s’, cm/s 8.4±0.3 8.0±0.3 ns
Septal e’, cm/s 9.5±1.5 8.9±1.7 ns
Septal a’, cm/s 9.7±1.2 9.6±1.5 ns
E/e’ ratio 6.8±1.3 6.9±1.4 ns
RS, % 38.5±9.3 35.5±8.1 ns
CS, % −20.4±5.6 −15.3±6.2 0.001
LS, % −22.6±4.1 −13.1±4.8 < 0.001
  1. RS, CS and LS: radial, circumferential and longitudinal strain, respectively.