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Table 1 Comparison of the aortic ascending and descending strain and distensibility of the cocaine

From: Long-term cocaine use is associated with premature alterations in regional aortic strain and distensibility measured by magnetic resonance imaging

  Non-Users Controls Cocaine Use
Ascending Aortic Strain, % 18 ± 4 17 ± 8
Ascending Aortic Distensibility, 10-3.kPa-1 35 ± 13 29 ± 16
Descending Aortic Strain, % 18 ± 6 16 ± 5
Descending Aortic Distensibility, 10-3.kPa-1 31 ± 14 27 ± 13