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Table 3 Brachial artery reactivity measurements

From: Brachial artery reactivity in patients with severe sepsis: an observational study

  Control Severe sepsis P value Survivors (n= 78) Nonsurvivors (n= 17) P value
Diameter (cm) before 0.40 (0.35-0.47) 0.43 (0.36-0.50) 0.15 0.44 (0.37-0.50) 0.38 (0.33-0.49) 0.24
Diameter (cm) after 0.42 (0.37-0.49) 0.44 (0.37-0.52) 0.31 0.45 (0.39-0.52) 0.40 (0.34-0.49) 0.15
FMD (%) 4.11 (3.06-6.78) 2.65 (0.81-4.79) < 0.001 2.96 (0.91-4.86) 1.90 (0.68-3.41) 0.12
Baseline velocity (cm/cardiac cycle) 10 (7-14) 11 (8-15) 0.71 11 (8-16) 8 (7-12) 0.06
Hyperemic velocity (cm/cardiac cycle) 63 (52-81) 34 (25-48) < 0.001 39 (30-50) 25 (16-28) < 0.001
Change in velocity (cm/cardiac cycle) 54 (39-69) 23 (15-32) < 0.001 25 (18-38) 13 (8-15) < 0.001
  1. FMD, flow-mediated dilation; HV, hyperemic velocity; diameter, brachial artery diameter.