Table 2

Indices of left ventricular function; results are mean (SD)

EchoLVEDD (cm)6.77 (1.17)
LVESD (cm)5.61 (1.38)
Fractional shortening0.18 (0.09)
RNVGLVEF (%)27.0 (15.0)
CXRCTR0.56 (0.06)
  • CTR = cardiothoracic ratio; CXR = chest radiograph; LVEDD = left ventricular end diastolic dimension; LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction; LVESD = left ventricular end systolic dimension; RNVG = radionuclide ventriculography.