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Table 3 Comparison between baseline PWA in patients with NYHA class III and those with NYHA class IV Heart Failure

From: The central arterial stiffness parameters in decompensated versus compensated states of heart failure: a paired comparative cohort study

Measured parameters by the device NYHA class III (n = 36) NYHA class IV (n = 64) P value
HR (b/min) 89.0 ± 13.2 93.2 ± 13.4 0.141
pSBP (mmHg) 110.7 ± 16.7 116.4 ± 21.0 0.141
pDBP (mmHg) 70.9 ± 11.9 72.0 ± 10.8 0.652
pPP (mmHg) 39.7 ± 12.0 44.3 ± 15.2 0.122
cSBP (mmHg) 99.2 ± 14.6 105.2 ± 20.0 0.089
cDBP (mmHg) 71.5 ± 12.1 72.0 ± 11.1 0.829
cPP (mmHg) 27.4 ± 9.5 32.6 ± 13.4 0.027
AP (mmHg) 7.8 ± 5.7 15.2 ± 7.7 < 0.001
AIx@75 (%) 16.8 ± 8.6 24.5 ± 10.0 < 0.001
RM (%) 59.9 ± 7.7 58.4 ± 10.0 0.448
PWV (m/sec) 8.5 ± 1.2 9.2 ± 1.3 0.021
  1. Significant P value (<0.05) is presented in bold
  2. Data are presented as mean ± SD
  3. AIx@75, augmentation index corrected to heart rate of 75 beats per minute; AP, augmentation pressure; cDBP, central diastolic blood pressure; cPP, central pulse pressure; cSBP, central systolic blood pressure; HR, heart rate; pDBP, peripheral diastolic blood pressure; pPP, peripheral pulse pressure; pSBP, peripheral systolic blood pressure; PWV, pulse wave velocity; RM, reflection magnitude