Table 4

 Predictors of need for heart transplantation or death in children with DCM

VariableDeath or transplantation (n = 9)Alive (n = 45)p Value
Data presented as median (25th–75th centile) or as mean (SD) where appropriate.
Mitral inflow
    Peak E velocity (cm/s)85 (20)82 (14)0.65
    Peak A velocity (cm/s)52 (22)50 (21)0.77
    Acceleration time (ms)68 (15)77 (17)0.25
    Deceleration time (ms)105 (41)118 (32)0.21
Ventricular function
    LV Tei index0.73 (0.19)0.55 (0.18)0.06
    RV Tei index0.61 (0.13)0.51 (0.13)0.08
    LVEF (%)14 (6)35 (13)0.01
    RVFAC (%)26 (10)34 (7)0.02
TD measurements
    Mitral lateral Ea (cm/s)9.1 (5)12.0 (4)0.09
    Mitral lateral Aa (cm/s)5.1 (2.4)5.5 (1.8)0.65
    Mitral lateral Sa (cm/s)5.3 (3.4–6.6)6.8 (5.0–8.6)0.07
    Mitral septal Ea (cm/s)7.7 (5.4–8.4)8.1 (6.3–10.4)0.37
    Mitral septal Aa (cm/s)5.3 (4.3–7.7)5.6 (3.9–7.0)0.52
    Mitral septal Sa (cm/s)5.4 (2.0)5.8 (2.4)0.46
    Tricuspid lateral Ea (cm/s)9.3 (3.7)12.7 (3.9)0.03
    Tricuspid lateral Aa (cm/s)8.4 (2.5)8.7 (2.7)0.75
    Tricuspid lateral Sa (cm/s)8.3 (7.2–10.7)11.0 (8.8–13.4)0.09