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Table 4 Changes of the recommended measures of right heart structure and function in 48 studied participants over the time

From: Effect of kidney transplantation on right ventricular function, assessment by 2- dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography

RV function indicesBefore transplantOne week after transplantOne month after transplant3 months after transplantMean squareFP-value*
RV thickness (mm)5.16 ± 0.995.21 ± 1.094.91 ± 1.315.1 ± 0.960.6040.3760.62
RV global longitudinal strain−16.6 ± 5.8−17.9 ± 5.0−18.9 ± 5.54−19.9 ± 4.8107.23.850.024
RV free wall longitudinal strain−21.2 ± 5.2− 23.1 ± 5.0−24.4 ± 5.3−26.3 ± 11493.76.74< 0.001
RV basal diameter (mm)33.3 ± 5.729.2 ± 4.125.2 ± 1.625.5 ± 4.082.34.780.007
RV mid cavity diameter (mm)26.6 ± 4.926.5 ± 5.726.2 ± 4.423.6 ± 2.830.91.540.22
RV longitudinal diameter (mm)61.9 ± 14.660.5 ± 15.254.5 ± 5.951.6 ± 3.8342.52.060.13
RA major diameter (mm)44.7 ± 7.244.1 ± 6.342.6 ± 5.540.6 ± 3.1222.710.3< 0.001
RA minor diameter (mm)33.9 ± 6.432.7 ± 5.731.1 ± 4.028 ± 2.61.86813.93< 0.001
Myocardial performance index55.2 ± 24.455.8 ± 18.255 ± 13.555.1 ± 211182.92.7970.067
Fractional area change (%)43.2 ± 8.344.8 ± 7.646.6 ± 9.248.1 ± 7.2164.62.970.048
Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (mm)21.8 ± 6.621.8 ± 5.022.2 ± 6.623.1 ± 4.99.770.3450.74
Tissue velocity12.9 ± 2.113.7 ± 3.213.9 ± 3.714.2 ± 3.99.910.920.40
PAP (mmHg)32.7 ± 9.530.2 ± 6.227.7 ± 7.726.4 ± 5.9386.86.520.001
RV E/e’7.2 ± 1.156.5 ± 1.186.4 ± 2.56.3 ± 2.0130.490.55
RV deceleration time175.1 ± 61.5176.8 ± 44.9163.6 ± 36.9169.1 ± 44.31700.40.7460.49
TAPSE/PASP0.78 ± 0.200.76 ± 0.200.86 ± 0.220.92 ± 0.240.2595.940.002
RA volume index23.39 ± 726.20 ± 7.826.39 ± 4.824.20 ± 4.8187.215.20.000
  1. *Adjusted for age, BMI, duration of dialysis, serum creatinine and phosphorus level