Table 1

Patient characteristics and plasma concentrations of neurohormonal mediators in coronary sinus (CS) and ascending aorta (AA)

PatientAge/sexNYHA classDiagnosisMean PAP (mm Hg)PCWP (mm Hg)LVEDD (mm)EF (%)Angiotensin II (pg/ml)Endothelin-1 (pg/ml)BNP (pg/ml)
CSAACS−AACSAACS−AACSAACS−AA
152/FIIICardiac sarcoidosis352759321112−16.316.78−0.47982563419
269/MIIIASD, Eisenmenger622327656−12.583.57−0.9941837444
368/MIIPostanterior MI134477105−52.732.730.0034076264
472/MIAngina pectoris138467767−12.072.10−0.031248
575/FIIPostinferior MI18538723302.522.71−0.19824141
  • NYHA class, New York Heart Association class; PAP, pulmonary arterial pressure; PCWP, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; LVEDD, left ventricular end diastolic dimension; EF, ejection fraction determined by echocardiography; ASD, atrial septal defect; MI, myocardial infarction.