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Table 4 Regional longitudinal strain data

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

  Baseline (n = 19) Follow-up two years (n = 19) p- value
Basal segments, (%) -20.3 ± 3.0 -18.8 ± 2.8 0.053
APLAX, (%) -19.7 ± 4.0 -18.4 ± 3.9 0.286
4CH, (%) -19.7 ± 3.7 18.2 ± 3.3 0.076
2CH, (%) -22.4 ± 3.6 -20.2 ± 3.5 0.053
Medial segments, (%) -21.7 ± 2.3 -21.1 ± 2.6 0.243
APLAX, (%) -21.4 ± 3.1 -20.9 ± 3.0 0.687
4CH, (%) -21.9 ± 2.9 -20.6 ± 3.1 0.011
2CH, (%) -21.4 ± 2.8 -21.8 ± 3.5 0.687
Apical segments, (%) -23.8 ± 2.9 -22.2 ± 2.6 0.053
APLAX, (%) -22.6 ± 5.0 -21.6 ± 5.1 0.717
4CH, (%) -24.5 ± 4.0 -22.4 ± 4.4 0.113
2CH, (%) -23.7 ± 3.6 -22.9 ± 3.1 0.807
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD. PSS, Peak systolic strain; APLAX, apical long axis view; 4CH, apical four-chamber view; 2CH, apical two-chamber view.