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Table 3 Initial and last echocardiographic findings

From: Prediction of left ventricular reverse remodeling after therapy with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers and β blockers in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy

Variables LVRR (+) LVRR (−)
Initial Last Initial Last
Left ventricular end-diastolic dimension (mm) 62 ± 6 49 ± 4 67 ± 6 62 ± 9
Left ventricular end-systolic dimension (mm) 53 ± 6 33 ± 4 57 ± 8 50 ± 11
Left ventricular fractional shortening (%) 15 ± 4 32 ± 4 14 ± 5 20 ± 8
Interventricular septal thickness (mm) 10 ± 2 10 ± 1 10 ± 1 10 ± 1
Left ventricular posterior wall thickness (mm) 10 ± 2 10 ± 1 9 ± 2 9 ± 1
Relative wall thickness 0.32 ± 0.01 0.41 ± 0.06 0.29 ± 0.06 0.30 ± 0.08
Left atrial dimension (mm) 43 ± 6 42 ± 6 42 ± 7 41 ± 7
Left ventricular mass index (g/m 2) 204 ± 58 140 ± 30 196 ± 68 176 ± 54
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD. LVRR, left ventricular reverse remodeling.