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Table 3 Cardiac parameters during dobutamine stress echocardiography (mean values ± standard deviation)

From: Prognostic impact of coronary microcirculation abnormalities in systemic sclerosis: a prospective study to evaluate the role of non-invasive tests

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