Table 4

Correlations between cardiac outcome and disease variables at follow-up

E/E'Pathological ECG
rspp Valuerspp Value
BP systolic0.400.002−0.030.819
Male sex0.180.176NANA
Age0.230.0800.220.092
Disease duration0.290.0250.270.039
DAS muscle0.420.0010.001.00
DAS skin0.010.5700.220.099
DAS total0.270.0420.120.352
MDI0.410.0010.190.160
SF-36 PCS−0.340.0170.170.243
CHAQ/HAQ0.260.0470.140.282
Pericarditis−0.040.786NANA
Prednisolone0.290.0300.000.984
  • BP, blood pressure; CHAQ, Child Health Assessment Questionnaire; DAS, disease activity score; E, early diastolic transmitral flow; E', early diastolic tissue velocity; ECG, electrocardiography; HAQ, Health Assessment Questionnaire; MDI, Myositis Damage Index; Prednisolone, cumulative prednisolone dose during disease course; rsp, Spearman correlation coefficient; SF-36 PCS, Short Form 36 physical component summary.