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The authors’ reply to the letter from Kerkhof et al entitled ‘The importance of (measuring) the end-systolic volume index in predicting survival’
  1. David L Prior1,2,
  2. Susanna R Stevens3,
  3. Hussain R Al-Khalidi3,
  4. Thomas A Holly4,
  5. Daniel S Berman5
  6. on behalf of the STICH Investigators
  1. 1 Department of Cardiology, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2 Department of Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital, University of Melbourne, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3 Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  4. 4 Department of Medicine-Cardiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  5. 5 Imaging, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr David L Prior, Department of Cardiology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, PO Box 2900, Fitzroy, Australia; david.prior{at}svha.org.au

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We thank Kerkhof et al 1 for their interest in our paper2 and are pleased they agree with our conclusion that accurate determination of end-systolic volume index (ESVI) is important in patients with reduced LVEF.

  1. Table 3 and figure 2 show the entire range of ESVI values. The scatter plot of the individual data points (figure 2) and summary statistics presented in table 3 reveal the data are highly skewed to the right such that most values fall at the lower end of …

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