Table 5

Correlations between cardiac outcome at follow-up and disease variables at 1 year

E/E'Pathological ECG
rspp Valuerspp Value
DAS muscle0.410.0010.120.371
DAS skin0.55<0.0010.260.047
DAS total0.56<0.0010.240.066
MDI0.220.090.180.169
  • DAS, disease activity score; E, early diastolic transmitral flow; E', early diastolic tissue velocity; ECG, electrocardiography; MDI, Myositis Damage Index; rsp, Spearman correlation coefficient.