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Table 4 Regional aortic elastic function – obese and control groups

From: Uncomplicated obesity is associated with abnormal aortic function assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance

  Control Subjects Obese Subjects
AAO Compliance (mm2/mmHg) 2.04 ± 0.23 1.69 ± 0.26
AAO Distensibility (mmHg-1 × 10-3) 3.60 ± 0.44 3.30 ± 0.63
AAO Stiffness index 2.33 ± 0.1 2.55 ± 0.2
DAOP Compliance (mm2/mmHg) 1.40 ± 0.17 0.83 ± 0.15*
DAOP Distensibility (mmHg-1 × 10-3) 5.00 ± 0.7 3.20 ± 0.5
DAOP Stiffness index 2.06 ± 0.1 2.89 ± 0.3
DAOD Compliance (mm2/mmHg) 0.93 ± 0.18 0.56 ± 0.12
DAOD Distensibility (mmHg-1 × 10-3) 8.10 ± 0.3 3.60 ± 0.7*
DAOD Stiffness index 1.89 ± 0.3 4.00 ± 0.6
  1. AAO, ascending aorta; DAOP, proximal descending thoracic aorta;
  2. DAOD, descending (abdominal) aorta. Data are presented as mean ± standard error of the mean. *p = 0.02, p = 0.03, p = 0.04