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Table 2 Left ventricular echocardiographic parameters in cases vs. controls

From: Hypoalbuminemia linked to myocardial dysfunction in recent-onset nephrotic syndrome: a cross-sectional case control 3DSTE study

Variable Nephrotic syndrome (n = 40) Control (n = 40) P-value
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
3D LVEDV (ml) 59.53± 18.75 58.59± 36.21 0.45
3D EF (%) 78.00 ± 7.69 79.24 ± 6.53 0.33
FS (%) 46.33 ± 7.35 47.17 ± 3.59 0.23
GLS (%) 17.39 ± 6.45 23.86 ± 1.41 < 0.0001
E/e′ 10.25 ± 3.44 5.90 ± 1.29 < 0.0001
  1. Abbreviations: E/e′ ratio of diastolic function of LV; ratio of early transmitral inflow to average early diastolic velocities of mitral annulus and basal septum, EF Ejection fraction, FS Fractional shortening), GLS Global longitudinal strain, LV Left ventricle, n number, P Pearson’s coefficient for statistical significance
  2. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant