Table 3

Cardiac parameters during dobutamine stress echocardiography (mean values ± standard deviation)

Pts with normal DSE (n = 25)

Pts with abnormal DSE (n = 16)

P-value


Heart rate(beats/min)

Baseline

75.3 ± 17.3

79.3 ± 8

ns

Max DSE

138 ± 12.5

129.7 ± 17.2

ns

Sistolic BP (mmHg)

Baseline

120 ± 18.7

117.5 ± 14.4

ns

Max DSE

136.1 ± 22.9

131.6 ± 20.3

ns


BP, blood pressure; DSE, dobutamine stress echocardiography test; Max, maximal; ns, not significant

Vacca et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R8   doi:10.1186/ar4136

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