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Table 5 Left ventricular tissue Doppler imaging velocities and global strains in patients with and without cardiovascular events during follow-up

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

  Events (n=12) No events (n=14) p
Septal S’, cm/s 7.8±0.2 8.1±0.1 ns
Septal E’, cm/s 8.6±0.9 9.0±0.6 ns
Septal A’, cm/s 9.3±1.0 9.8±1.1 ns
E/e’ ratio 7.3±1.2 6.7±1.4 ns
RS, % 30.1±5.8 33.2±3.3 ns
CS, % −14.2±3.1 −20.1±1.6 0.048
LS, % −10.3±2.5 −14.4±4.1 0.015
  1. RS, CS and LS: radial, circumferential and longitudinal strain, respectively.