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Table 3 SF and TA distance at end-diastole and end-systole in control subjects and PH patients

From: Right ventricular ejection fraction is better reflected by transverse rather than longitudinal wall motion in pulmonary hypertension

  Control subjects PH patients
Transverse movements
level SFed (mm) SFes (mm) SFD (mm) fractional-SFD (%) SFed (mm) SFes (mm) SFD (mm) fractional-SFD (%)
apex-1 17 ± 5 7 ± 3 10 ± 4 56 ± 14 27 ± 11 25 ± 13 2 ± 7* 11 ± 28*
2 24 ± 5 11 ± 4 13 ± 4 54 ± 13 34 ± 10 31 ± 13 3 ± 7* 11 ± 22*
3 30 ± 5 15 ± 4 17 ± 6 52 ± 10 40 ± 9 35 ± 12 5 ± 6* 13 ± 18*
mid-4 36 ± 5 19 ± 5 19 ± 6 48 ± 9 46 ± 9 40 ± 12 7 ± 6* 16 ± 14*
5 41 ± 5 24 ± 5 18 ± 5 42 ± 9 52 ± 9 44 ± 12 8 ± 6* 16 ± 12*
6 44 ± 6 28 ± 6 16 ± 4 37 ± 10 55 ± 9 46 ± 11 8 ± 5* 16 ± 10*
base-7 45 ± 7 30 ± 7 15 ± 4 33 ± 9 55 ± 9 46 ± 10 9 ± 4* 17 ± 9*
Longitudinal movements
  TAAed (mm) TAAes (mm) TAPSE (mm) fractional-TAAD (%) TAAed (mm) TAAes (mm) TAPSE (mm) fractional-TAAD (%)
- 92 ± 11 65 ± 12 27 ± 7 29 ± 8 99 ± 12 82 ± 14 16 ± 6* 17 ± 7 *
RV area change
  Areaed (mm2) Areaes (mm2) AC
(mm2)
fractional-AC (%) Areaed (mm2) Areaes (mm2) AC
(mm2)
fractional-AC (%)
- 2840 ± 720 1397 ± 407 1443 ± 374 51 ± 6 3937 ± 1209 2798 ± 1271 1139 ± 421* 31 ± 13*
  1. SF is determined at different levels along an apex to base axis. Values of fractional-SFD are also shown in Figure 2. RV area change (AC) and fractional AC are determined in 4-chamber view. Values are mean ± SD.
  2. * Significantly lower compared to control subjects (P < 0.001)