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Table 2 Conventional echocardiographic data

From: Echocardiographic follow-up of patients with systemic sclerosis by 2D speckle tracking echocardiography of the left ventricle

  Baseline (n = 19) Follow-up (n = 19) p- value
Heart rate, (bmp) 71.2 ± 11.5 69.7 ± 8.8 ns
LVEDV, (ml) 62.9 ± 21.4 71.8 ± 28.5 ns
LVESV, (ml) 23.5 ± 9.3 27.0 ± 13.7 ns
LV mass index, (g/m2) 89.2 ± 14.3 93.8 ± 19.5 ns
Aortic valve peak instantaneous velocity, (m/s) 1.3 ± 0.2 1.4 ± 0.3 ns
LV diastolic function
E, (m/s) 0.70 ± 0.16 0.70 ± 0.15 ns
A, (m/s) 0.69 ± 0.14 0.74 ± 0.14 ns
E/A 1.0 ± 0.3 1.0 ± 0.2 ns
E’, (cm/s) 8.5 ± 2.1 8.4 ± 2.3 ns
A’, (cm/s) 9.3 ± 1.9 9.4 ± 2.1 ns
E/E’ 8.4 ± 2.0 8.8 ± 2.8 ns
DT, (ms) 183.1 ± 50.8 176.9 ± 37.6 ns
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD. LVEDV, left ventricular enddiastolic volume; LVESV, left ventricular endsystolic volume; LV left ventricular; DT, deceleration time.