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Table 4 Changes in RV morphology and systolic function before and after pericardial incision

From: Effect of pericardial incision on left ventricular morphology and systolic function in patients during coronary artery bypass grafting

Parameter Before pericardial incision (n = 27) After pericardial incision (n = 27) P-value
RV basal diameter (mm) 33.89 ± 3.15 35.37 ± 3.97 0.11
RV mid-cavity transversal diameter (mm) 28.59 ± 2.89 30.44 ± 3.25 <0.001
RV longitudinal diameter (mm) 59.89 ± 7.09 59.22 ± 8.59 0.54
RV sphericity index (mm) 2.11 ± 0.29 1.96 ± 0.31 0.03
RV end-diastolic area (cm2) 13.83 ± 1.56 13.88 ± 2.51 0.88
RV end-systolic area (cm2) 7.76 ± 1.09 7.88 ± 1.64 0.68
RV fractional area change (%) 43.78 ± 5.39 43.00 ± 7.47 0.60
  1. Data are expressed as a mean ± standard deviation
  2. Abbreviations: RV right ventricular