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Table 1 Comparison between baseline tissue Doppler findings in studied children (PEM and control group) at admission

From: Assessment of left ventricular systolic and diastolic functions in severely malnourished children

Data Malnourished children (N = 60) Controls (N = 120) P-value
E 0.7 ± 0.2 0.9 ± 0.1 0.001**
A 0.7 ± 0.1 0.6 ± 0.1 0.07
E/A 1.08 ± 0.3 1.4 ± 0.1 0.001**
É 0.15 ± 0.1 0.13 ± 0.01 0.3
E/é 8.6 ± 3.2 7.3 ± 1.4 0.01*
EF 68.03 ± 3.7 71.4 ± 5.6 0.001**
FS 38.8 ± 5.01 39.6 ± 3.3 0.3
Diastolic function
 Normal 18(30%) 120(100%) 0.001**
 Grade I 24(40%) 0
 Grade II 18(30%) 0
 Systolic function
 Normal 60(100%) 120(100%) 0.5
  1. Independent sample t test
  2. Chi square test
  3. *Significant difference p value < 0.05