Table 4.

The association between E/Em and disease duration in linear regression models.

BSEβtp
Model 1
  Constant6.9221.5514.4640.000
  Age0.0460.0340.1931.3450.185
  Sex0.4481.0710.0580.4180.678
  Disease duration0.0910.0410.3182.2460.029
Model 2
  Constant15.56.8702.2560.029
  Age0.0550.0370.2311.4890.144
  Sex0.8851.1330.1150.7820.439
  Disease duration0.1310.0510.4572.5750.014
DAS0.0410.1460.0420.2800.780
Heart rate−0.1130.063−0.270−1.7980.079
Fasting plasma glucose−0.3580.544−0.100−0.6580.514
Systolic BP0.0030.0460.0110.0570.955
Diastolic BP0.0100.0440.0460.2250.823
  • E/Em: early diastolic flow velocity/mitral annular early diastolic velocity; DAS: Disease Activity Score; BP: blood pressure; B: regression coefficient; SE: standard error.