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Table 1 Demographic, clinical and CMR features in RA, RA with CVRFs, controls and controls with CVRFs.

From: Myocardial and vascular dysfunction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: insights from cardiovascular magnetic resonance

  Normal controls N=35 Controls with CVRFs N=18 RA N=22 RA with CVRF N=44 P Value
Age (years) 51.2 ± 13.3 53.4 ± 11.8 49.2 ± 9.8 51.2 ± 10.7 0.19
Females (%) 21 (60.0) 10 (55.0) 16 (72.7) 31 (70.5) 0.06
BMI (kg/m2) 23.3 ± 2.7 27.3 ± 4.2 24.5 ± 2.8 28.4 ± 7.4 <0.001
LVEDV (ml) indexed to BSA 72.3 ± 12.2 73.0 ± 15.4 74.3 ± 19.4 10.1 ± 14.2 0.72
LVESV (ml) indexed to BSA 20.7 ± 13.2 18.6 ± 5.3 21.9 ± 9.3 19.5 ± 8.3 0.65
LVEF 73.8 ± 4.5 74.5 ± 5.2 71.2 ± 5.7 72.9 ± 7.1 0.17
LA size 2.7 ± 0.5 3.0 ± 0.6 3.2 ± 0.5 3.2 ± 0.6 <0.001
  1. BME, Body mass index; LVEDV, Left ventricular end diastolic volume; BSA, Body surface area; LVESV, Left ventricular end systolic volume; LVEF, Left ventricular ejection fraction; LA, Left atrium.