Table 1

Baseline, echocardiographic, and haemodynamic characteristics

Group A (n = 7)Group B (n = 11)p Value
Clinical findings
Age (years) 49 (13)55 (15)NS
 Range(23 to 60)(23 to 70)
NYHA class (II/III) 6/18/3NS
β Blocker use 43NS
Alcohol intake (> 100 g/day)34NS
Echocardiographic findings
LVEDD (mm)59 (9)65 (7)NS
LVESD (mm)52 (9)56 (8)NS
Haemodynamic findings
LVEF (%)35 (8)33 (9)NS
LVEDVI (ml/m2)154 (48)157 (49)NS
LVESVI (ml/m2)95 (30)105 (40)NS
LVEDP (mm Hg)9 (3)16 (10)NS
PCW (mm Hg)8 (2)12 (9)NS
PA mean (mm Hg)20 (5)22 (9)NS
RVEDP (mm Hg)7 (2)9 (5)NS
RA mean (mm Hg)5 (2)6 (4)NS
Cardiac index (l/min/m2)2.7 (0.7)2.2 (0.5)NS
  • Values are n or mean (SD).

  • LVEDD, left ventricular end diastolic dimension; LVEDVI, left ventricular end diastolic volume index; LVEF, left ventricular ejection fraction; LVEDP, left ventricular end diastolic pressure; LVESD, left ventricular end systolic dimension; LVESVI, left ventricular end systolic volume index; NYHA, New York Heart Association; PA, pulmonary artery; PCW, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; RA, right atrium; RVEDP, right ventricular end diastolic pressure.