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Table 4 Comparison (mean ± SD) of right ventricular echocardiographic findings

From: Evaluation of the left and right ventricular systolic and diastolic function in asthmatic children

Variable asthmatic children Healthy controls p value
50 (M/F = 35/15) 40 (M/F = 17/23)
RSV (ml) 50.01 ± 18.26 64.70 ± 23.66 0.002b
RVWT (cm) 0,47 ± 0,11 0,47 ± 0,10 0.980a
RV-EF (%) 0.73 ± 0.15 0.71 ± 0.13 0.385b
DT (msn) 198.19 ± 62.73 189.87 ± 46.76 0.490b
RV-FS (%) 0.42 ± 0.12 0.39 ± 0.10 0.372a
E/A 1.72 ± 0.26 1.80 ± 0.33 0.243a
R-sist (ms) 362.78 ± 32.74 362.72 ± 28.90 0.807b
TAPSE (cm) 2.02 ± 0.20 2.15 ± 0.32 0.034b
RV WI (gm-m/m2) 4.24 ± 1.20 4.57 ± 1.68 0.572b
RVPEP/RVET (ms) 0.19 ± 0.04 0.19 ± 0.03 0.767b
RPEP/AT (ms) 0.50 ± 0.13 0.51 ± 0.11 0.679b
AT/PAET (ms) 0.39 ± 0.06 0.38 ± 0.05 0.372b
  1. RSV Right ventricle stroke volume, RVWT Right ventricular wall thickness, RV-EF Right ventricle ejection fraction; RV-FS Right ventricle fractional shortening, A Peak velocity during late diastole, E Peak velocity during early diastole, DT Deceleration Time, R-sist T Right ventricle systolic time (contraction time), TAPSE Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion, RVWI Right ventricular work index, RVPEP/RVET Right Ventricle Pre-Ejection Period/Right ventricle Ejection Time, RPEP/AT Right ventricle Pre-Ejection Period/Right ventricle Acceleration Time, AT/PAET Acceleration time/Pulmonary artery Ejection Time
  2. a student’s t test, b Mann-Whitney u test