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Table 3 Baseline monocyte Telomere lengths according to demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Telomere attrition in heart failure: a flow-FISH longitudinal analysis of circulating monocytes

  n = 101 p
Age (years) R = − 0.17 0.09
Sex 0.44
 Male 10.2 ± 2.9  
 Female 10.7 ± 4.2  
Etiology 0.90§
 Ischemic heart disease 10.4 ± 3.5  
 Dilated cardiomyopathy 10.3 ± 4.4  
 Hypertensive cardiomyopathy 10.5 ± 3.0  
 Alcoholic cardiomyopathy 9.5 ± 1.8  
 Valvular disease 9.1 ± 1.8  
 Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 11.3 ± 3.3  
 Other 10.9 ± 2.5  
HF duration in months Rho = − 0.13 0.20
LVEF R = 0.14 0.18
NYHA functional class 0.85§
 I 10.4 ± 3.5  
 II 10.4 ± 3.6  
 III 10.0 ± 3.3  
Hypertension 0.66
 Yes 10.2 ± 3.5  
 No 10.5 ± 2.3  
Diabetes mellitus 0.24
 Yes 10.7 ± 3.4  
 No 9.9 ± 3.1  
Renal failurea 0.31
 Yes 10.0 ± 2.8  
 No 10.6 ± 3.6  
Anemiab 0.23
 Yes 10.8 ± 3.1  
 No 10.0 ± 3.3  
Atrial fibrillation/flutter 0.01
 Yes 9.3 ± 2.6  
 No 11 ± 3.5  
Obesity 0.23
 Yes 10.9 ± 3.6  
 No 10.1 ± 3.1  
Smoker 0.48
 No 10.4 ± 3.3  
 Past 10.3 ± 3.3  
 Current 8.6 ± 2.4  
  1. Data expressed as mean ± standard deviation, median (25th–75th percentiles), or absolute number (percentage). R and Rho according to Pearson and Spearman correlation, respectively
  2. LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction, NYHA New York Heart Association
  3. §Scheffe post hoc analyses did not reveal any statistical difference between individual items
  4. aeGFR < 60 ml/min/1.73 m2
  5. bHb of < 12 g/dl in women and < 13 g/dl in men