Table 2: Baseline echocardiographic study of asymptomatic hemodialysis patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction.

cTnT Tertile for trend
Lower (cTnT 0.02 ng/mL, )Middle (cTnT of 0.02–0.042 ng/mL, )Upper (cTnT 0.042 ng/mL, )

LV EDVi (mL/m2) 0.96
LVMi (gm/m2) 0.27
IVCe diameter (cm) 0.18
LVEF (%) 0.10
(cm/sec) 0.16
GLS (%) 0.002*
LSRs (sec−1) 0.06
CS (%) 0.33
CSRs (sec−1) 0.05
(m/sec) 0.97
(m/sec) 0.53
/ 0.78
(cm/sec) 0.63
/ 0.52
LAVi (mL/m2) 0.67

Continuous data are expressed as the mean ± standard deviation or the median (25th and 75th percentiles); categorical data are expressed as the number (percentage). A nonparametric Kruskal-Wallis test was performed for nonnormally distributed data.
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Abbreviations: CS: average circumferential strain; CSRs: circumferential systolic strain rate; cTnT: cardiac troponin T; EDVi: end-diastolic volume index; EF: ejection fraction; / : early transmitral velocity to tissue Doppler mitral annular early diastolic velocity ratio; GLS: global left ventricular peak systolic longitudinal strain; IVCe: end-expiratory inferior vena cava diameter; LAVi: left atrial volume index; LSRs: longitudinal systolic strain rate; LV: left ventricular; LVMi: left ventricular mass index; : left ventricular systolic myocardial velocity.