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Table 6 Comparison of diastolic and systolic function in normal pregnancy and preeclampsia postpartum

From: Ultrasound study of carotid and cardiac remodeling and cardiac-arterial coupling in normal pregnancy and preeclampsia: a case control study

Parameters Normal pregnancy postpartum Preeclampsia postpartum P-values
(n = 7) (n = 7)  
Brachial arterial pressures    
SP, mmHg 107 ± 14 127 ± 17 0.0327
DP, mmHg 77 ± 8 82 ± 9 0.2371
MAP, mmHg 87 ± 9 97 ± 12 0.0880
Left heart size    
LA size, mm 28.4 ± 1.9 27.6 ± 2.9 0.5293
LVEDD, mm 42.9 ± 1.8 44.0 ± 3.8 0.4874
Diastolic function    
E/A ratio 1.65 ± 0.30 1.42 ± 0.36 0.2128
Septal e/a ratio 1.51 ± 0.22 1.32 ± 0.31 0.2204
Lateral e/a ratio 1.42 ± 0.45 1.45 ± 0.30 0.1554
Systolic function    
Ejection fraction 0.70 ± 0.03 0.69 ± 0.03 0.6278
Fractional Shortening (%) 39.3 ± 1.9 38.7 ± 2.1 0.5984
CI, L/min/m2 3.0 ± 0.5 2.7 ± 0.8 0.4355
Hemodynamics    
TPRI, (dynes × s-1 × cm-5)/m2 904.9 ± 203.7 1064.2 ± 396.7 0.3088