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Table 3 Comparison between Tissue Doppler findings in children with SAM before and after nutritional rehabilitation

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

Data (before nutritional rehabilitation) (N = 60) (after nutritional rehabilitation) (N = 58) P-value
E 0.7 ± 0.2 0.9 ± 0.6 0.1
A 0.7 ± 0.1 0.7 ± 0.1 0.4
E/A 1.08 ± 0.3 1.1 ± 0.3 0.6
é 0.15 ± 0.1 0.15 ± 0.1 0.7
E/é 8.6 ± 3.2 8.1 ± 2.8 0.6
EF 68.03 ± 3.7 67.1 ± 12.8 0.7
FS 38.8 ± 5.01 37.9 ± 3.9 0.3
Diastolic function
 Normal 18(30%) 38(65.6%)  
 Grade I 24(40%) 18(31%) 0.005**
 Grade II 18(30%) 2(3.4%)  
Systolic function
 Normal 60(100%) 58(100%) 0.5
  1. Paired sample t-test for quantitative data
  2. Mc-Nemar test for qualitative data