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Table 1 baseline characteristics of the three study groups

From: Local myocardial stiffness variations identified by high frame rate shear wave echocardiography

Category 1 = Normal volunteers
N = 10
2 = HCM patients without septal reduction
N = 10
3 = HCM patients post septal reduction
N = 10
ANOVA
p
2 vs 3
  ANOVA
p
1 vs 2
  ANOVA
p
1 vs 3
Age 37 ± 14 51 ± 11 0.002 54 ± 10 0.0001 0.75
Male gender 50% 90% 0.09 60% 0.8 0.3
BMI 22 ± 2 28 ± 5 0.002 27 ± 5 0.02 0.7
Systolic blood pressure [mmHg] 118 ± 16 136 ± 12 0.06 130 ± 22 0.2 0.7
Diastolic blood pressure [mmHg] 70 ± 9 80 ± 12 0.4 76 ± 11 0.5 0.9
Septal thickness [mm] 8 ± 1 19 ± 5 < 0.0001 17 ± 4 < 0.0001 0.8
Ejection fraction [%] 67 ± 5 65 ± 9 0.9 53 ± 14 0.01 0.03
  1. BMI Body Mass Index; HCM Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy