BioMed Research International / 2014 / Article / Tab 4

Clinical Study

Beneficial Effects of Testosterone Therapy on Functional Capacity, Cardiovascular Parameters, and Quality of Life in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure

Table 4

Changes in cardiovascular parameters, quality of life, and depression score.

Item Testosterone groupPlacebo group value

Quality of life 0.002
Beck score 0.152
End diastolic diameter 0.440
End systolic diameter 0.557
End diastolic volume 0.627
End systolic volume 0.949
Ejection fraction 0.368
Tei index* 0.025

The pulsed Doppler Tei index is a parameter to evaluate combined systolic and diastolic cardiac performance that is measured by dividing Isovolumic contraction time plus isovolumic relaxation time by ejection time.
Data are presented as mean ± SD.