Table 1

Patients' Clinical and 2-Dimensional Echocardiographic Characteristics

FMR Group (n = 44)Control Group (n = 56)p Value
Men38 (86)31 (55)0.10
Age, yrs68 ± 767 ± 120.62
Body surface area, m21.6 ± 0.11.6 ± 0.20.94
2-Dimensional echocardiography
 Left ventricle
  Diastolic dimension, mm60 ± 644 ± 3<0.0001
  Systolic dimension, mm51 ± 828 ± 4<0.0001
  Diastolic volume, ml164 ± 4191±11<0.0001
  Systolic volume, ml112 ± 3931 ± 10<0.0001
  Ejection fraction, %33 ± 1166 ± 7<0.0001
  Sphericity index0.59 ± 0.060.39 ± 0.05<0.0001
 Left atrial dimension, mm59 ± 1135 ± 4<0.0001
 Regurgitant orifice area, cm20.27 ± 0.19

Values are n (%) or mean ± SD.

FMR = functional mitral regurgitation.