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Table 3 Comparison of carotid artery MRI measurements in patients and controls

From: Aortic stiffening and its impact on left atrial volumes and function in patients after successful coarctation repair: a multiparametric cardiovascular magnetic resonance study

Variable Patients (n = 11) Controls (n = 13) p Value
Distensibility (10−3 mmHg−1)
 Proximal right carotid artery 10.4 ± 7.0 5.9 ± 3.8 0.048
 Distal right carotid artery 8.3 ± 2.9 7.9 ± 3.0 0.64
 Proximal left carotid artery 8.7 ± 5.8 8.1 ± 5.5 0.36
 Distal left carotid artery 7.1 ± 4.8 6.2 ± 2.2 0.74
PWV right carotid artery (m/s) 6.8 ± 4.1 3.3 ± 1.5 <0.01
PWV left carotid artery (m/s) 6.9 ± 4.0 4.2 ± 1.7 0.10
Wall area right carotid artery (mm2) 19.4 ± 2.4 15.3 ± 2.6 <0.01
Wall area left carotid artery (mm2) 19.7 ± 4.1 15.8 ± 1.9 <0.05
Wall thickness right carotid artery (mm) 0.90 ± 0.12 0.75 ± 0.09 <0.01
Wall thickness left carotid artery (mm) 0.90 ± 0.12 0.76 ± 0.08 <0.05
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD. P-Values are from the Mann-Whitney-U test