International Journal of Vascular Medicine / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

New Indices of Endothelial Function Measured by Digital Thermal Monitoring of Vascular Reactivity: Data from 6084 Patients Registry

Table 1

Selected patient and test characteristics.

VariableMean ± SD or % ()

Age (y)65.5 ± 13.7
Male/female54%/46%
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)138 ± 20
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)77 ± 12
Heart rate (bpm)70 ± 13
Right finger 300 (°C)32.1 ± 2.7
Left finger 300 (°C)31.9 ± 2.8
Ambient temperature (°C)24.3 ± 1.9
Cold Finger5.8% ()
Sympathetic Response4.8% ()
VRI score, overall1.53 ± 0.53
VRI score, women1.56 ± 0.58
VRI score, men1.50 ± 0.49

Finger 300: finger temperature at the onset of cuff occlusion (time 300 s); VRI: vascular reactivity index; NVRI: neurovascular reactivity index; Cold Finger: a flagged condition in which right finger 300 is equal to or less than 27°C; Sympathetic Response: a flagged condition in which left finger temperature continuously declines after right arm-cuff occlusion.