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Table 2 Skeletal muscle measurements and the 6-min walk distance

From: Association between inflammation and skeletal muscle proteolysis, skeletal mass and strength in elderly heart failure patients and their prognostic implications

  Control
(n = 83)
Heart failure
(n = 78)
P-value
Thigh circumference (cm) 48 ± 7.2 42 ± 8.2 < 0.001
Thigh muscle thickness (cm) 2.9 ± 0.2 1.8 ± 0.3 < 0.001
Knee extensor strength (kg) 19.7 ± 6.4 13.9 ± 4.4 < 0.001
3-MH/Cr (nmol/g Cr) 191 ± 144 386 ± 445 < 0.001
6-min walk distance (m) 570 ± 45 534 ± 45 < 0.001
  1. 3-MH 3-methylhystidine, Cr Creatinine. Data represent means±SD