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Table 2 CMR findings between RA patients and controls.

From: Abnormal left ventricular geometry is prevalent in asymptomatic patients with established rheumatoid arthritis compared with those with early disease and healthy controls

Measurement Early RA n = 30 Established RA n = 30 Healthy Control n = 15 p-value*
LVEDV indexed, ml/m2 81±15 76±13 87±14 0.07
LV Mass indexed, g/m2 43±9 33±8 41±9 <0.01
LV Mass/LVEDV, g/ml 0.54±0.11 0.44±0.09 0.48± 0.12 <0.01
LVEF, % 60±4 59±4 61±5 0.90
Ecc Mid Ventricle -0.22±0.03 -0.22±0.05 -0.24±0.04 0.22
  1. Data presented as mean+/-SD unless otherwise stated. *Appropriate parametric/non-parametric tests applied for 3-way comparison after normality assessments. Ecc; Peak systolic strain, EDV; End-diastolic volume, EF; Ejection fraction.