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Table 3 Parameters of aerobic capacity, strength and functional capacity of patients with Takayasu arteritis and the control group

From: Increased modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in patients with Takayasu arteritis: a multicenter cross-sectional study

  TAK (n=20) CTR (n=16) P value
Aerobic capacity
 Estimated maximum heart rate (bpm) 180.5±7.2 180.2±6.1 0.907
 Maximum heart rate in test (bpm) 149.3±15.7 172.9±18.2 0.002
 Anaerobic threshold (min) 4.5±1.6 3.8±0.6 0.111
 Respiratory compensation point (min) 7.7±1,9 7.9±1,7 0.730
 Time-to-exhaustion (min) 10.7±2.6 10.5±2.3 0.847
 VO2 peak relative (mL/kg/min) 17.4±4.6 26.3±8.0 0.004
 VO2 peak absolute (L/min) 1.2±0.3 1.6±0.4 0.007
Muscle strength and function
 Bench press 1RM (kg) 25.3±4.3 28.0±5.4 0.311
 Leg press 1RM 45° (kg) 122.7±35.9 174.2±37.3 0.018
 Handgrip test
  Right (kg) 28.4±5.4 30.0±5.4 0.543
  Left (kg) 26.1±5.7 28.5±5.2 0.378
  Timed-Stands test (reps) 15.5±2.4 18.8±3.4 0.068
  Timed Up and Go test (s) 6.7±0.6 6.3±0.5 0.199
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation
  2. CTR Control group, RM Repetition maximum, TAK Takayasu arteritis, VO2 Volume of oxygen uptake