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Table 1 Study population characteristics.

From: Quantitative analysis of left atrial function in asymptomatic patients with b-thalassemia major using real-time three-dimensional echocardiography

Variable Patients Controls P
Age (years old) 32.2 ± 4.3 31 ± 5.1 0.4
Sex (male/female) 17/11 11/9 0.7
BMI (kgr/m 2 ) 21.3 ± 3.8 22.1 ± 5.3 0.2
BSA (m 2 ) 1.2 ± 0.3 1.3 ± 0.1 0.1
Systolic BP (mmHg) 112.3 ± 12.9 114.2 ± 12.8 0.6
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 72.3 ± 7.9 75.8 ± 6.1 0.1
Heart Rate (bpm) 77.2 ± 10.3 72.1 ± 8.2 0.07
Medications    
Iron chelating therapy(n of pts) 28 -  
Biochemical Data    
Mean Serum feritin levels (μg/l) 111 ± 84 -  
Signa-MRI T2*heart (ms) 36.9 ± 5.6 -  
  1. Values are expressed as mean and standard deviation. In all case differences were not statistically significant (p = NS).