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Table 2 Pulsed-wave Doppler findings obtained in protocol A, according to the level of invasive PAOP measured using RHC

From: Echocardiographic assessment of pulmonary artery occlusion pressure in ventilated patients: a transoesophageal study

  PAOP ≤ 18 mmHg (n = 46) PAOP > 18 mmHg (n = 10) p Value
Mitral Doppler:    
E/A 0.9 ± 0.4 2.0 ± 1.0 0.002
DTE (ms) 179 ± 72 117 ± 68 0.005
Atrial filling fraction (%)a 47 ± 15 31 ± 14 0.003
Pulmonary vein Doppler:    
S/D 1.3 ± 0.5 0.7 ± 0.7 0.008
Systolic fraction (%)b 59 ± 14 38 ± 17 0.001
  1. aVTI A/(VTI A + VTI E) ·100; bVTI S/(VTI S + VTI D) ·100. Abbreviations: DTE, deceleration time of early diastolic mitral E wave; PAOP, pulmonary artery occlusion pressure; RHC, right heart catheterisation; VTI, velocity time integral.