Table 1

Hormonal characteristics of the PCOS population according to HRR.

Variables

Normal HRR (n = 154)

(> 18 beats/min)

Abnormal HRR (n = 89)

(≤18 beats/min)

P value


Ferriman-Gallwey score

11.9 ± 3.5

12.1 ± 3.4

0.678

FSH (IU/liter)

10.5 ± 1.7

10.1 ± 1.6

0.725

LH (IU/liter)

24.2 ± 3.3

23.5 ± 3.1

0.811

PRL (ng/ml)

10.5 ± 1.3

10.2 ± 1.1

0.797

E2 (pmol/liter)

120 ± 30.5

118 ± 26.1

0.502

P (nmol/liter)

1.2 ± 0.4

1.3 ± 0.6

0.630

17-OHP (nmol/liter)

1.6 ± 0.3

1.5 ± 0.4

0.809

T (nmol/liter)

2.3 ± 0.7

2.5 ± 0.5

0.649

A (nmol/liter)

5.1 ± 0.7

5.3 ± 0.9

0.702

DHEAS (μmol/liter)

4320 ± 465

4290 ± 441

0.488

SHBG (nmol/liter)

27 ± 6.2

29 ± 6.5

0.549

FAI

8.5 ± 3.4

8.6 ± 3.6

0.882


Abbreviations: A, Androstenedione; DHEAS, dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate; E2, Estradiol; FAI, free androgen index; FSH, follicle stimulating hormone; HRR, heart rate recovery; LH, luteinizing hormone; P, progesterone; PRL, prolactin; SHBG, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin; T, testosterone; 17-OHP, 17α-hydroxyprogesterone.

Giallauria et al. Journal of Ovarian Research 2009 2:3   doi:10.1186/1757-2215-2-3

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