Table 4

Matrix of correlations between the clinical variables and left ventricular systolic and diastolic function

VariableBMIAgeSystolic BPDiastolic BP
*p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001.
A, maximum velocity of active mitral filling; AA, area of velocity of active mitral filling; AE, area of velocity of passive mitral filling; BMI, body mass index; BP, blood pressure; DS, deceleration slope; E, maximum velocity of passive mitral filling; EF, ejection fraction; EP, ejection period; FS, fractional shortening; IVRT, isovolumetric relaxation time; LAD, left atrial diameter; LV, left ventricular; MV½12T, mitral valve pressure half-time; PEP, pre-ejection period; VCS, mean velocity of circumferential shortening.
LV systolic function
EF0.23−0.050.210.15
FS0.24*0.000.200.10
VCS0.28*−0.100.090.04
PEP0.150.000.24*0.24*
EP−0.140.25*0.060.01
PEP/EP0.25*−0.141.130.17
LV diastolic function
E0.07−0.28*0.07−0.12
A0.010.200.38***0.06
E/A0.01−0.38**−0.24*−0.13
AE0.01−0.14−0.02−0.14
AA−0.030.27*0.35**−0.01
AE/AA0.07−0.39***−0.26*−0.11
IVRT−0.190.13−0.01−0.10
MV½12T0.33**−0.13−0.050.33
DS−0.28**−0.140.03−0.11
LAD0.54***0.23*0.38**0.39***