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Table 2 Echocardiographic variables

From: Brain natriuretic peptide is not predictive of dilated cardiomyopathy in Becker and Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients and carriers

  DMD BMD Functionally symptomatic carrier DMD Functionally asymptomatic carrier DMD Functionally symptomatic carrier BMD Functionally asymptomatic carrier BMD
LVEDD (mm, range) 42 (35–66) 54 (33–77) 52 (43–64) 50 (40–69) 51.5 (42–58) 49 (39–78)
FSI (%, range) 33 (5–48) 30 (3–48) 35 (14–48) 33 (13–55) 32 (24–40) 34 (5–52)
LVF Dysfunction§ 20% 34% 14% 10% 0% 3%
  1. LVEDD Left Ventricle End Diastolic Diameter, FSI Factional shortening Index, LVF Left Ventricular Function.
  2. § LVF dysfunction is any function less than good.