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Table 5 Features of transesophageal echocardiography between the two groups in TA patients with valve involvement

From: Elevated antistreptolysin O titer is closely related to cardiac mitral insufficiency in untreated patients with Takayasu arteritis

ParametersASO positive
n = 10
ASO negative
n = 40
P-Value
Valvular prolapse, n(%)1 (10.0)3 (7.5)0.794
Valvular thickening, n(%)5 (50.0)4 (10.0)0.003
Valvular contracture, n(%)0 (0.0)1 (2.5)
Left ventricular end-diastolic dimension, (mm)52.7 ± 12.547.7 ± 5.90.059
Ejection fraction, (%)54.7 ± 13.862.4 ± 9.20.042
Left atrium enlargement, n(%)3 (30.0)14 (35.0)0.765
Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction, n(%)2 (20.0)19 (47.5)0.115
Pulmonary hypertension, n(%)3 (30.0)3 (7.5)0.050