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Table 5 Diagnostic performance of transverse and longitudinal parameters for detection of depressed RVEF below the median value (< 35%).

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

  AUC* Standard error Cutoff value Sensitivity† (%) Specificity† (%) P-value†
Transverse measures
fractional SF level mid-4 0.938 [0.892, 0.985] 0.0236 17.7% 84.2 88.1 < 0.001
ΔSF SF -mid 4 0.906 [0.849, 0.963] 0.0291 7.4 mm 80.7 83.1 < 0.001
Longitudinal measures
fractional TA 0.819 [0.741, 0.896] 0.0397 17.2% 75.4 78.0 < 0.001
TAPSE 0.767 [0.680, 0.854] 0.0442 16.3 mm 70.2 76.3 < 0.001
  1. *Data is shown with the 95% confidence interval within the brackets.
  2. †At receiver operating characteristic curve analysis.