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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the SR and AF patients

From: Comparative expression profiles of microRNA in left and right atrial appendages from patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease exhibiting sinus rhythm or atrial fibrillation

  SR (n = 8) AF (n = 10)
Gender (male/female) 5/3 5/5
Age (years) 50.16 ± 6.88 51.42 ± 7.12
LA size (mm) 43.31 ± 3.23 57.65 ± 5.08*
LVEF (%) 61.34 ± 5.66 58.71 ± 3.81
NYHA class II (6/8) / III (2/8) II (7/10) / III (3/10)
  1. *P < 0.05 (comparing to the SR patients).