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Table 1 Aortic stiffness parameters in SLE patients (group A) and controls (group B)

From: Assessment of vascular stiffness using different modalities in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a case control study

VariableGroup A, median (range)Group B, median (range)zp
Aortic SI5.28 (1.79–30.45)2.30 (0.75–6.82)− 6.218˂ 0.001
Aortic strain (%)7.87 (1.77–20.8)15.33 (6.45–35.17)− 6.260˂ 0.001
Aortic distensibility (10−3 mmHg−1)3.47 (0.71–12.37)8.95 (3.31–26.87)− 6.852˂ 0.001
  1. SI stiffness index