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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Influence of breast reconstruction on technical aspects of echocardiographic image acquisition compared with physician-assessed image quality

  Left/Bilateral TE Right/No recontstruction TE p value*
Race      0.738
 Non-white (6) 18.7% (37) 23.4%  
 White (26) 81.3% (121) 76.6%  
Age at dx 48 ± 12.4 57.5 ± 11.1 0.000
Breast Cancer
 Primary side
  Right (9) 28.2% (74) 46.8%  
  Left (23) 71.8% (79) 50%  
  Bilateral (1) 2% (5) 3.2%  
Size      0.010
 2–5 cm (8) 25% (40) 25.3%  
  > 5 cm (5) 15.6% (6) 3.7%  
 Chest or skin invasion (1) 3.2% (1) 0.6%  
 Not specified (1) 3.2% (9) 5.6%  
Node status      0.329
 N0 (14) 43.7% (83) 52.5%  
 N1 (18) 56.3% (73) 46.2%  
Grade      0.633
 I (3) 9.4% (22) 14.2%  
 II (18) 25% (41) 26.5%  
 III (16) 50% (56) 36.1%  
 Not specified (7) 15.6% (36) 23.2%  
TE side      
 Left (14) 7.4%    
 Right    (7) 3.4%  
 Bilateral (18) 9.4%    
 No reconstruction    (151) 79.4%  
Treatment
 Anthracyclines (28) 90.2% (104) 70.7% 0.049
 Antiestrogen (25) 78.1% (100) 68% 0.248
 Trastuzumab (29) 90.6% (105) 70.9% 0.012
 Radiation Therapy (29) 90.6% (104) 71.2% 0.001
ECHO
 LVEF 58 ± 5 58 ± 7 0.913
 BMI 26.9 ± 5.4 28.7 ± 7.3 0.242
 SBP 123 ± 18 131 ± 22 0.051
 DBP 71 ± 10 73 ± 12 0.350
Comorbidities
 COPD   (8) 5% 0.016
 Prior Chest surgery (3) 9.7% (13) 8.4% 0.826
 HTN (16) 51.6% (87) 56.5% 0.618
 DM (3) 9.4% (25) 16.2% 0.300
 Dyslipidemia (8) 25% (49) 32% 0.427
 Heart failure (2) 6.5% (17) 11% 0.419
 CKD (1) 3.2% (4) 2.6% 0.852
 CAD (1) 3.2% (17) 11% 0.278
 Obesity (17) 32.7% (73) 36.9% 0.879
Medications
 ASA (7) 21.9% (45) 29.2% 0.390
 ACE/ARB (8) 25% (38) 24.7% 0.969
 Beta blocker (8) 25% (47) 30.5% 0.528
 Statin (9) 28.1% (44) 28.8% 0.942
Smoking      0.615
 Never smoker (16) 53.3% (80) 57.6%  
 Former Smoker (11) 36.7% (52) 37.4%  
 Active Smoker (3) 10% (7) 5.9%  
  1. *p values < 0.05 are listed in boldface