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Table 3 Aortic characteristics of the study group separated in age groups

From: Gender specific patterns of age-related decline in aortic stiffness: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study including normal ranges

  Age groups
  20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 >70
  Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
  (n = 92) (n = 117) (n = 54) (n = 44) (n = 66) (n = 80) (n = 39) (n = 57) (n = 61) (n = 56) (n = 57) (n = 54)
Pulse Wave Velocity (m/s) 4.4 ± 0.8 4.3 ± 0.7 5.1 ± 1.0 5.5 ± 1.6 6.8 ± 2.3 6.5 ± 3.1 8.6 ± 4.4 7.8 ± 2.8 9.6 ± 4.1 9.6 ± 6.4 13.0 ± 7.7 11.9 ± 7.5
Aortic Distensibility (mmHg −1 )             
Ascending 7.8 ± 2.5 8.9 ± 2.5 5.3 ± 1.8 5.9 ± 2.6 3.8 ± 1.3 4.0 ± 1.6 3.3 ± 1.6 3.1 ± 1.8 1.8 ± 1.3 1.2 ± 0.8 1.3 ± 0.9 1.1 ± 0.8
Proximal Descending 6.2 ± 1.7 7.1 ± 1.9 5.3 ± 1.8 5.2 ± 2.0 3.9 ± 1.4 4.5 ± 1.7 3.7 ± 1.3 3.8 ± 1.5 2.4 ± 1.0 2.0 ± 0.8 1.7 ± 0.9 1.6 ± 0.7
Abdominal 8.8 ± 2.6 9.9 ± 2.9 6.9 ± 2.4 7.7 ± 2.1 5.7 ± 2.2 5.9 ± 2.4 5.3 ± 2.1 5.1 ± 2.4 3.7 ± 1.7 2.7 ± 1.2 2.6 ± 1.6 2.2 ± 1.4