Table 3

 Haemodynamic and echocardiographic characteristics

AS (n = 24)DCM (n = 10)p Value
Data are mean (SD).
AV, aortic valve; EDWS, end diastolic wall stress; ESWS, end systolic wall stress; IVSd, interventricular septal thickness at end diastole; LVEDD, left ventricular end diastolic diameter; LVEDV, left ventricular end diastolic volume; LVEF, left ventricular ejection fraction; LVESV, left ventricular end systolic volume; LVSP, left ventricular systolic pressure; NA, not applicable; PAP, pulmonary artery pressure; PCWP, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; RAP, right atrial pressure.
LVEDV (ml)146 (11)267 (21)<0.001
LVESV (ml)84 (14)162 (18)0.005
LVSP (mm Hg)196 (24)133 (23)<0.001
RAP (mm Hg)7 (1)8 (1)NS
PAP mean (mm Hg)28 (3)26 (4)0.070
PCWP (mm Hg)19 (2)17 (4)NS
Cardiac output (l)4.94 (0.29)5.19 (0.64)NS
LVEF (%)56 (5)37 (4)0.013
ESWS (kdyn/cm2)44 (7)112 (11)<0.001
EDWS (kdyn/cm2)29 (17)43 (9)0.056
LVEDD (mm)47 (6)68 (6)0.004
IVSd (mm)13 (2)12 (3)NS
AV area (cm2)0.64 (0.06)NANA
AV gradient (mm Hg)51 (6)NANA