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Table 4 Correlation between BODE index, AIx75 and cf-PWV in studied COPD patients

From: Arterial stiffness can occur early in mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  BODE Index
r P value
AIx75 0.58 < 0.001**
cf-PWV (m/s) 0.52 < 0.001**
  1. COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, BODE body mass index, airflow obstruction, dyspnea, and exercise capacity, cf-PWV carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity, AIx75 augmentation index normalized to a standard heart rate of 75 beats per min, r Pearson’s correlation coefficient test
  2. **Highly significant