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Table 3 Distribution of main abnormalities in the ECG of 80 centenarians, according to the presence of functional dependence measured by BI and cognitive impairment measured by CME

From: Electrocardiographic abnormalities in centenarians: impact on survival

  BI > 60 BI ≤ 60 P CME ≥ 20 CME < 20 P
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Sinus rhythm 34 79.1 25 67.6 .244 17 73.9% 42 73.7 .983
Arrhythmias 24 55.8 20 54.1 .875 14 60.9% 30 52.6% .503
 Atrial fibrillation or flutter 9 20.9 12 32.4 .244 6 26.1% 15 26.3% .983
QRS axis deviation 12 27.9 15 40.5 .233 6 26.1% 21 36.8% .357
High amplitude R waves 6 14 1 2.7 .116 2 8.7% 5 8.8% .999
AV conduction defect 3 7 6 16.2 .290 2 8.7% 7 12.3% .999
Ventricular conduction defect 14 32.6 12 32.4 .990 6 26.1% 20 35.1% .437
Repolarisation abnormalities 11 25.6 14 37.8 .238 5 21.7% 20 35.1% .244
 ST depression 6 14 11 29.7 .085 2 8.7% 15 26.3% .130
 T amplitude zero, negative or diphasic 8 18.6 10 27 .368 4 17.4% 14 24.6% .487
Q and QS patterns 5 11.6 8 21.6 .227 3 13.0% 10 17.5% .747
Miscellaneous items 13 30.2 14 37.8 .473 4 17.4% 23 40.4% .068
  1. Abbreviations: BI, Barthel index; CME, cognition mini-exam.