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Table 3 Conventional ecocardiographic parameters of systolic and diastolic function in both arms

From: Long-term, up to 18 months, protective effects of the angiotensin II receptor blocker telmisartan on Epirubin-induced inflammation and oxidative stress assessed by serial strain rate

Conventional echo t0(n = 49) t2(n = 49) t3(n = 49) t4(n = 49) 12-Month FU (n = 44) 18-Month FU (n = 44)
LVEF
 PLA 66 ± 5% 68 ± 6% 66 ± 5% 66 ± 5% 67 ± 5% 65 ± 7%
 TEL 66 ± 7% 67 ± 6% 68 ± 4% 70 ± 6% 68 ± 4% 66 ± 6%
DecT
 PLA 0.22 ± 0.04 0.24 ± 0.05 0.22 ± 0.02 0.23 ± 0.04 0.22 ± 0.03 0.23 ± 0.04
 TEL 0.19 ± 0.04 0.21 ± 0.04 0.20 ± 0.02 0.21 ± 0.03 0.21 ± 0.04 0.20 ± 0.05
E/A
 PLA 1.13 ± 0.14 1.08 ± 0.12 0.92 ± 0.05* 0.90 ± 0.06* 1.06 ± 0.42 1.06 ± 0.29
 TEL 0.96 ± 0.12 0.86 ± 0.08 0.83 ± 0.07 0.95 ± 0.14 0.87 ± 0.31 0.89 ± 0.24
  1. LVEF, left ventricle ejection fraction; DecT, deceleration time; E/A, early and late diastolic peak velocity ratio; t0, baseline; t2, 200 mg/m2 EPI; t3, 300 mg/m2 EPI; t4, 400 mg/m2 EPI; * p < 0.05 vs t0.