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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and age/sex-matched healthy controls

From: Disease activity is associated with LV dysfunction in rheumatoid arthritis patients without clinical cardiovascular disease

Clinical characteristicsPatients n = 60Controls n = 60P-value
Age (years)50 ± 10.251 ± 9.90.8
Women55 (92%)55 (92%)1.0
BMI (kg/m2)22 ± 321 ± 2.50.64
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)120 ± 9.7117 ± 8.80.5
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)75 ± 7.773 ± 100.2
Heart rate (BPM)74 ± 777 ± 90.6
Smoking history3 (5%)None< 0.01
Dyslipidemia17(28%)None< 0.01