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Table 5 Inter-group comparison of two-dimensional and three-dimensional echocardiographic parameters variations (6 months post-surgery versus pre-operative values)

From: The impact of pericardial approach and myocardial protection onto postoperative right ventricle function reduction

Delta variable Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 P Group 1 vs 3 P Group 1 vs 2 P Group 3 vs 2
TAPSE(mm) −9.5 −8.1 −2 < 0.0001 0.12 0.008
SPAP(mmHg) −8.1 −4 −9.7 0.66 0.86 0.65
RVEDV (ml) −18.6 −16.5 −11.3 0.54 0.93 0.51
RVESV (ml) −4.2 −5.5 −7.4 0.49 0.69 0.91
3D RVEF (%) −3.9 −0.9 2.2 0.04 0.22 0.74
3D RVSV(ml) −14.4 −11.1 −3.9 0.18 0.66 0.45
2D LVEF (%) −7.6 −8.1 −3.8 0.08 0.84 0.19
  1. TAPSE indicates tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion, SPAP systolic pulmonary arterial pressure, RVEDV right ventricular end-diastolic volume, RVESV right ventricular end-systolic volume, RVEF right ventricular ejection fraction, RVSV right ventricular stroke volume, LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction