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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. . 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. |