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Table 3 Variables significantly different between aortic coartaction patients who had abnormally high aortic stiffness and those who had not

From: Are aortic coarctation and rheumatoid arthritis different models of aortic stiffness? Data from an echocardiographic study

Total study population (19 patients) Abnormally high aortic stiffness NO (14 patients) Abnormally high aortic stiffness YES (5 patients) p
Age (years) 30 ± 10 43 ± 9 0.02
Body mass index (Kg/m2) 22.2 ± 2.7 27.7 ± 4.5 0.004
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 120 ± 14 144 ± 14 0.004
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 73 ± 9 83 ± 10 0.04
E / E’ ratio 9.5 ± 2.1 13.7 ± 5.1 0.02
LV end-diastolic pressure (mmHg) 14 ± 3 19 ± 6 0.02
Relative wall thickness 0.33 ± 0.04 0.41 ± 0.04 0.002
LV mass index (g/m 2.7) 36 ± 13 56 ± 5 0.006
LV hypertrophy (%) 15 100 < 0.001
Aortic stiffness index (%) 2.5 ± 1.9 28.9 ± 6.5 < 0.001
  1. E/E’ ratio = ratio between peak of early (E) wave of transmitral flow and peak (E’) early diastolic Tissue Doppler velocity of mitral annulus