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Table 6 Correlation between speckle-tracking echocardiographic and arterial stiffness parameters of the ascending aorta for the total study population

From: Two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography for evaluation of dilative ascending aorta biomechanics

Parameter Aortic strain Aortic distensibility
Longitudinal displacement (mm)
 Aortic AW −0.267** −0.290**
 Aortic PW −0.211* −0.185
Transverse displacement (mm)
 Aortic AW −0.132 −0.169
 Aortic PW −0.059 −0.016
Longitudinal strain (%)
 Aortic AW 0.220* 0.283*
 Aortic PW 0.076 0.105
Longitudinal velocity (cm/s)
 Aortic AW −0.003 −0.047
 Aortic PW 0.077 0.007
  1. AW anterior wall, PW posterior wall
  2. **Correlation is significant at the p < 0.01 level. *Correlation is significant at the p < 0.05 level