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Table 2 Assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients and Healthy Controls

From: Association between antibodies to carbamylated proteins and subclinical atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Vascular Parameters RA (n = 50) NHS (n = 30) P
Flow Mediated Dilatation (%, mean ± SD) 5.6 ± 3.2 10.7 ± 8.1 0.004
Basal brachial flow (ml/min, mean ± SD) 18.2 ± 8.4 26.7 ± 8.2 0.001
Post hyperaemic flow (ml/min, mean ± SD) 32.3 ± 18.4 49.1 ± 15.2 0.001
Cardio Ankle Vascular Index left (mean ± SD) 8.9 ± 1.7 8.1 ± 1.5 0.04
Cardio Ankle Vascular Index right (mean ± SD) 8.8 ± 1.6 8.0 ± 1.4 0.04
Ankle Brachial Index left (mean ± SD) 1.1 ± 0.1 1.4 ± 1.6 ns
Ankle Brachial Index right (mean ± SD) 1.1 ± 0.1 1.1 ± 0.1 ns
Carotid Intima Media Thickness left (mm) 9.8 ± 0.1 0.9 ± 0.2 ns
Carotid plaques left (N, %) 16 (32) 10 (33.3) ns
Carotid Intima Media Thickness right (mm) 0.9 ± 0.2 0.9 ± 0.2 ns
Carotid plaques right (N, %) 14 (28) 10 (33.3) ns
  1. RA Rheumatoid Arthritis, NHS normal healthy subjects