Skip to main content

Table 2 Cardiac Geometry and Function (mean ± SD)

From: Impaired right ventricular contractile function in childhood obesity and its association with right and left ventricular changes: a cine DENSE cardiac magnetic resonance study

  Obese/Overweight
n = 34
Healthya
n = 36
p, age adjusted
LV geometry and function    
LV mass index (g/m 2.7 ) 27 ± 4 22 ± 3 <0.001
LV end diastolic volume (mL) 135 ± 31 133 ± 41 0.85
LV mass/volume ratio 0.68 ± 0.10 0.60 ± 0.06 <0.001
LV ejection fraction (%) 62 ± 5 62 ± 4 0.99
RV geometry and function    
RV end diastolic volume (mL) 149 ± 38 147 ± 46 0.80
RV end systolic volume (mL) 60 ± 17 59 ± 23 0.84
RV stroke volume (mL) 89 ± 23 88 ± 25 0.80
RV mass (g) 27 ± 6 24 ± 7 0.01
RV mass index (g/m 2.7 ) 8.2 ± 0.9 6.7 ± 1.1 <0.001
RV ejection fraction (%) 60 ± 5 61 ± 5 0.68
Strain    
LV longitudinal strain (%) −14 ± 2 −15 ± 2 0.02
RV free wall longitudinal strain (%) −16 ± 4 −19 ± 5 0.02
  1. Abbreviations: LV left ventricular, RV right ventricular
  2. aOne of the 36 healthy weight subjects did not complete cine SSFP imaging and was therefore not included in any of the measures of cardiac geometry or ejection fraction