Table 3

Relations between the different measures of left ventricular function

LVEDDLVESDFractional shorteningLVEF
LVEF R=−0.48 R=−0.56 R=0.55
p<0.00001p<0.00001p<0.00001
CTR R=0.32 R=0.32 R=−0.22 R=0.33
p=0.002p=0.002p=0.03p=0.001
  • CTR = cardiothoracic ratio; LVEDD = left ventricular end diastolic dimension; LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction; LVESD = left ventricular end systolic dimension.