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Table 2 ECV for HHD and healthy control groups

From: Sensitive marker for evaluation of hypertensive heart disease: extracellular volume and myocardial strain

 HHD(n = 62)Controls
(n = 26)
P value
EF < 30%
(n = 22)
30%EF < 50% (n = 18)EF50
(n = 22)
Mean0.28 ± 0.030.27 ± 0.030.27 ± 0.030.24 ± 0.02< 0.05a b c
Base0.30 (0.06)0.29 (0.07)0.28 (0.07)0.23 (0.03)< 0.01a b c
Middle0.29 ± 0.050.29 ± 0.050.28 ± 0.030.24 ± 0.02< 0.05a b c
Apex0.25 (0.00)0.25 (0.01)0.25 (0.01)0.25 (0.04)0.992
  1. Abbreviations: a EF < 30% compared with Controls; b 30%EF < 50% compared with Controls; c EF50 compared with Controls; d EF < 30% compared with 30%EF < 50%; e EF < 30% compared with EF50; f 30%EF < 50% compared with EF50