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Clinical Study

Ultrasonographic Prevalence and Factors Predicting Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis: Is There a Correlation between the Grade of Diastolic Dysfunction and the Grade of Liver Disease?

Table 2

Comparative assessment of left ventricular diastolic filling indices with regard to severity of liver disease.

E-velocity (cm/sec)A-velocity (cm/sec)E/A ratioEDT (msec)

CTP class A ( 𝑛 = 2 9 ) 5 6 . 5 ± 1 2 5 0 . 2 ± 1 0 . 2 1 . 2 ± 0 . 5 1 5 6 . 7 ± 2 7 . 8
CTP class B ( 𝑛 = 3 9 ) 6 0 . 2 ± 1 5 . 8 6 1 . 3 ± 7 . 9 1 . 0 ± 0 . 3 1 6 5 . 4 ± 1 3 . 6
CTP class C ( 𝑛 = 2 4 ) 6 2 . 8 ± 1 7 . 2 6 2 . 4 ± 1 5 . 3 1 . 1 ± 0 . 3 1 9 6 . 8 ± 2 3 . 5
𝑡 -test
 CTP class A versus B 𝑃 = N S 𝑃 < 0 . 0 0 1 𝑃 = N S 𝑃 = N S
 CTP class A versus C 𝑃 = N S 𝑃 = 0 . 0 0 1 𝑃 = N S 𝑃 < 0 . 0 0 0 1
 CTP class B versus C 𝑃 = N S 𝑃 = N S 𝑃 = N S 𝑃 < 0 . 0 0 0 1

CTP: Child-Turcotte-Pugh; E-velocity: peak early ventricular filling velocity; A-velocity: peak atrial filling velocity; E/A ratio: early/late filling velocity ratio; EDT: E-wave deceleration time; NS: nonsignificant. All results are expressed as mean values ± standard deviation.

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