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Table 6 Follow-up echocardiographic and clinical examinations

From: Surgery of secondary mitral insufficiency in patients with impaired left ventricular function

Variable preoperative
n = 18
postoperative
n = 18
p Value
LVEDD (mm) 64 ± 5 60 ± 7 0.062
LVEDV (ml) 185 ± 37 166 ± 61 0.298
LVEDP (mmHg) 25 ± 6 19 ± 5 0.122
EF (%) 29 ± 4 39 ± 16 0.038
PAs (mmHg) 58 ± 13 41 ± 9 0.001
PCWP (mmHg) 26 ± 6 17 ± 5 0.007
Mitral regurgitation (grade)* 3.3 ± 0.4 1.5 ± 0.4 0.001
Cardiac index (L/min/m2) 2.1 ± 0.3 2.4 ± 0.5 0.195
NYHA 3.2 ± 0.5 2.2 ± 0.4 0.001
  1. Data presented as mean ± SD
  2. *Only in patients with mitral valve repair (n = 13).
  3. LVEDD = left ventricular end-diastolic diameter; LVEDV = left ventricular end-diastolic volume; LVEDP = left ventricular end-diastolic pressure; LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction; PAs = systolic pulmonary artery pressure;. PCWP = pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; NYHA = New York Heart Association: