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Table 1 Characteristics of scleroderma patients

From: Stress Doppler echocardiography for early detection of systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension

Number of included patients   76  
Gender, female/male 64 / 12
Age, years 57.9 ± 14.4
Duration of systemic sclerosis, years 12.0 ± 11.3
Body weight, kg 68.8 ± 14.0
Body height, cm 165.5 ± 8.1
Body surface area, m2 1.8 ± 0.2
WHO functional class    
0-I 17   22 %
II 31   41 %
III 27   36 %
6-minute-walking-distance, m 435 ± 94.4
Borg Dyspnoea Scale (6-20) 13.8 ± 2.4
Haemodynamics by right heart catheter    
mPAP, mm Hg 20.1 ± 9.6
PVR, dynes*sec per cm5 181.4 ± 151.9
PAWP, mm Hg 8.8 ± 4.9
Cardiac output, l/min 5.4 ± 1.2
Cardiac index, l/min per m2 3.0 ± 0.6
  1. Values are given as number, mean±standard deviation, or number and percentage
  2. WHO World Health Organization, mPAP mean pulmonary arterial pressure, PVR pulmonary vascular resistance, PAWP pulmonary arterial wedge pressure