Table 1

Comparison of echocardiographic parameters after the drug administration
Variable Baseline Amlodipine Benazepril
LVEDD (cm) 3.77 ± 0.33 3.65 ± 0.25 3.58 ± 0.36
LVESD (cm) 2.30 ± 0.15 2.09 ± 0.20 2.16 ± 0.27
%FS 38.7 ± 4.68 41.7 ± 6.00 39.8 ± 7.02
LA/Ao 1.54 ± 0.29 1.51 ± 0.17 1.60 ± 0.14
E wave (m/sec) 0.85 ± 0.13 0.81 ± 0.08 0.82 ± 0.10
E/A 1.79 ± 0.56 1.70 ± 0.21 1.76 ± 0.70
E/Ea 7.33 ± 1.58 7.16 ± 1.68 7.45 ± 1.72
Sa (cm/sec) 10.04 ± 1.07 12.72 ± 3.26 11.29 ± 2.62
MRPG (mmHg) 125.0 ± 12.5 130.6 ± 13.0 125.5 ± 10.8

See materials and methods section for the technique of measuring echocardiographic parameters. LVEDD, left ventricular internal diameter in the diastolic period; LVESD, left ventricular internal diameter in the systolic period;%FS, fractional shortening; LA/Ao, the ratio of left atrial diameter to aortic root diameter; E wave, transmitral early diastolic wave velocity; E/A, the ratio of transmitral early diastolic wave velocity to atrial contraction wave velocity; E/Ea, the ratio of transmitral early diastolic wave velocity to lateral mitral annulus velocity in the early diastolic period; Sa, lateral mitral annulus velocity in the systolic period; MRPG, mitral regurgitation pressure gradient.

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Suzuki et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:166   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-166

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