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Table 4 Correlations of carotid IMT and stiffness parameters with blood pressures and cardiac function

From: Ultrasound study of carotid and cardiac remodeling and cardiac-arterial coupling in normal pregnancy and preeclampsia: a case control study

Parameters PWV DC AIx α β IMT TPR
(m/s) (%) (μm) (dynes/second/cm -5)
LA (mm) r = 0.1220 r = −0.0655 r = 0.2211 r = 0.0680 r = 0.0714 r = 0.0342 r = −0.1696
ns ns ns ns ns ns ns
RWT r = 0.4569 r = −0.2445 r = −0.0804 r = 0.4652 r = 0.4652 r = 0.0451 r = 0.0978
p = 0.0002 ns ns p = 0.0002 p = 0.0002 ns ns
E/Septal e r = 0.0015 r = −0.0349 r = 0.4211 r = −0.0982 r = −0.0984 r = 0.2279 r = 0.1162
ns ns p = 0.0026 ns ns ns ns
E/Lateral e r = 0.0555 r = −0.1200 r = 0.4439 r = −0.0730 r = −0.0733 r = 0.1625 r = 0.1814
ns ns p = 0.0012 ns ns ns ns
Septal e (cm/s) r = −0.1814 r = 0.0906 r = −0.4401 r = −0.0510 r = −0.0472 r = −0.2588 r = −0.3995
ns ns p = 0.0014 ns ns p = 0.0478 p = 0.0017
Lateral e (cm/s) r = −0.3768 r = 0.3135 r = 0.3440 r = −0.2140 r = −0.2099 r = −0.1262 r = −0.4338
p = 0.0028 p = 0.0031 p = 0.0135 ns ns ns p = 0.0005
Septal e/a r = −0.3908 r = 0.2327 r = −0.2229 r = −0.2857 r = −0.2808 r = −0.2371 r = −0.2292
p = 0.0022 ns ns p = 0.0283 p = 0.02312 ns ns
Lateral e/a r = −0.4665 r = 0.3135 r = −0.1709 r = −0.2140 r = −0.3946 r = −0.0944 r = −0.1471
p = 0.0002 p = 0.0139 ns ns p = 0.0018 ns ns
LVMI (g/m 2 ) r = 0.0005 r = −0.0553 r = 0.2383 r = −0.0613 r = −0.0609 r = 0.0895 r = 0.0645
ns ns ns ns ns ns ns
CI (L/min/m 2 ) r = 0.0355 r = −0.8839 r = −0.2129 r = 0.0357 r = 0.0343 r = 0.0186 r = −0.5894
ns ns ns ns ns ns p < 0.0001
SBP (mmHg) r = 0.5552 r = −0.4973 r = 0.5749 r = 0.2855 r = 0.2847 r = 0.3680 r = 0.4462
p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001 p = 0.0257 p = 0.0261 p = 0.038 p = 0.0004
DBP (mmHg) r = 0.3731 r = −0.2939 r = 0.6696 r = 0.0545 r = 0.0482 r = 0.3833 r = 0.4865
p = 0.0031 p = 0.0215 p < 0.0001 ns ns p = 0.0025 p < 0.0001
PP (mmHg) r = 0.5817 r = −0.5759 r = 0.1817 r = 0.4863 r = 0.4932 r = 0.1953 r = 0.2116
p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001 ns p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001 ns ns
MAP (mmHg) r = 0.4631 r = −0.3906 r = 0.6523 r = 0.1558 r = 0.1518 r = 0.3891 r = 0.4842
p = 0.0002 p = 0.0019 p < 0.0001 ns ns p = 0.0021 p < 0.0001
  1. Notes: PWV, pulse-wave velocity; DC, distensibility coefficient; AIx, augmentation index; IMT, intima-media thickness; TPR, total peripheral resistance; LA, left atrium; E, transmitral flow velocity during early diastole; e and a, mitral annular tissue velocities during early and late diastole; LVMI, left ventricular mass index; CI, cardiac index; SBP, DBP and MAP, systolic, diastolic and mean arterial blood pressure.