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Table 4 Relationships between the clinical features and skeletal muscle measurements in the heart failure patients

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

  Age Female AF CRP IL-6 BNP LAD LVEF Thigh circumference Rectus femoris thickness Knee extensor strength 3-MH/Cr
Female −0.05            
AF −0.13 0.13           
CRP 0.13 0.10 0.11          
IL-6 0.22 0.07 0.21 0.51§         
BNP 0.31# 0.04 0.31# 0.31# 0.50§        
LAD 0.05 −0.07 0.22* 0.16 0.05 0.24*       
LVEF 0.08 −0.08 − 0.23 −0.32§ − 0.52§ −0.49§ − 0.20      
Thigh circumference −0.41# −0.14 0.13 −0.17 − 0.22 −0.40# − 0.02 0.32#     
Rectus femoris thickness −0.35# −0.31* 0.07 −0.27# − 0.41§ −0.42§ − 0.05 0.31# 0.49§    
Knee extensor strength −0.36# −0.21 0.05 −0.36# − 0.41§ −0.60§ − 0.14 0.43§ 0.50§ 0.69§   
3-MH/Cr 0.09 0.17 0.26* 0.21# 0.28# 0.26# 0.14 −0.12 −0.26* −0.24* − 0.22*  
6-min walk distance −0.19 −0.14 0.10 −0.42§ − 0.77§ −0.42§ − 0.16 0.46§ 0.23* 0.32* 0.37# −0.28*
  1. The abbreviations are as in Tables 1 and 2. *P < 0.05, #p < 0.01, §p < 0.001