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Table 2 CMR findings between RA patients and controls.

From: Newly diagnosed, treatment-naive patients with rheumatoid arthritis have early abnormalities of vascular and myocardial function

Measurement RA n = 52 Control n = 30 p-value
Aortic distensibility, 10-3mmHg-1 3.23± 1.6 4.99±1.8 0.001
Aortic compliance 11.5±4.7 16.7±5.2 <0.001
Aortic strain -0.16± -0.07 -0.25± -0.06 <0.001
Aortic stiffness index, ß 4.53±2.69 2.33±0.71 0.001
LVEDV, ml 153±36 167±31 0.082
LVEF, % 60±6 61±4 0.504
LV Mass, g 83±23 90±4 0.216
LV Mass/LVEDV, g/ml 0.55±0.11 0.54±0.11 0.696
S', Seconds-1 0.99±0.22 1.13±0.16 0.007
Peak twist, degrees 15.6±4.2 14.16±4.7 0.118
Torsion, degrees 13.9±3.6 13.1±4.1 0.211
LGE, n (%) 4 (8) 0 (0) 0.044
Native T1, ms 1179±45 1160±50 0.081
ECV, % 27.0±3.9 25.8±2.6 0.213
  1. Data presented as mean±SD unless otherwise stated. ECV=extra-cellular volume, EDV=End-diastolic volume, EF=Ejection fraction, LGE=Late-gadolinium enhancement, LV=Left ventricle, S'=Peak systolic strain rate.