All SSc patients (n = 570) | Diffuse SSc (n = 150) | Limited SSc (n = 420) | p Value | |
LV end diastolic diameter (mm) | 46.7 (5.2) | 47.2 (5.5) | 46.5 (5.2) | 0.20 |
IVS thickness (mm) | 9.3 (2.1) | 9.3 (2.0) | 9.3 (2.1) | 0.75 |
Posterior wall thickness (mm) | 8.4 (2.0) | 8.4 (1.7) | 8.4 (2.1) | 0.86 |
LV mass (g) | 97 (33) | 99 (32) | 96 (33) | 0.24 |
LV ejection fraction (%) | 65.1 (8.4) | 64.4 (10.2) | 65.4 (7.8) | 0.23 |
Left atrial diameter (mm) | 34.1 (6.0) | 34.4 (6.7) | 34.0 (5.8) | 0.50 |
E (m/s) | 0.75 (0.19) | 0.75 (0.19) | 0.75 (0.19) | 0.99 |
A (m/s) | 0.73 (0.21) | 0.73 (0.21) | 0.74 (0.22) | 0.59 |
E/A ratio | 1.1 (0.4) | 1.1 (0.4) | 1.1 (0.4) | 0.82 |
Mitral deceleration time (ms) | 189 (67) | 191 (65) | 188 (68) | 0.68 |
Values are mean (SD). Statistical tests: χ2 test or Fisher’s exact test, as appropriate, to compare patients with diffuse or limited SSc; for categorical variables, Student t test was used.
IVS, interventricular septum; LV, left ventricle; SSc, systemic sclerosis.