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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 4

Relationship of various parameters with regard to the presence or absence of diastolic dysfunction on univariate analysis.

VariableDiastolic dysfunction
present ( 𝑛 = 5 5 )
Diastolic dysfunction
absent ( 𝑛 = 3 7 )
𝑃 value

Older age (>53 years)46180.0005
Ascites (u/s)40190.047
Hepatic encephalopathy148NS
Child-Pugh class (C versus A/B)0.001
 Class A 14 15
 Class B2019
 Class C213
Etiology of liver disease
Hemoglobin (g/dL)9.2 (4.7–18)9.7 (4.5–17.3)NS
Total bilirubin (mg/dL)1.2 (0.4–11.6)1.1 (0.5–8.7)NS
Albumin (g/dL)2.7 (1.5–5)3 (1.7–5.1)NS
Prothrombin time (seconds prolonged)6 (0–24)5 (0–27)NS
Platelet count (per μL)92400 (15200–425000)98100 (16100–445700)NS
Use of betablockers38170.032

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