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Table 1 General characteristics of the study group of patients

From: Left ventricular myocardial strain assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

  RA CON
Number [n/%] 30/100.0 26/100.0
Gender [n/%]
 Men 10/33.3 10/38,5
 Women 20/66.7 16/61.5
Age [years] 49.83 ± 13.68 49.42 ± 7.16
Height [m] 1.65 ± 0.08 1.68 ± 0.07
Weight [kg] 70.67 ± 13.67 71.75 ± 9.01
Body mass index (BMI) [kg/m2] 25.41 ± 4.09 25.51 ± 3.01
Body surface area (BSA) [m2] 1.76 ± 0.17 1.81 ± 0.13
Overweight/obesity [n/%]
 Normal body mass 14/46.7 12/46.1
 Overweight/obesity 16/53.3 14/54.9
Coexistence of cardiovascular risk factors [n/%]
 Arterial hypertension 8/26.7 5/19.2
 Type 2 diabetes 3/10.0 2/7.6
 Smoking 2/6.7 3/11.5
  1. No statistical differences between the studied groups