Table 3

Electrocardiographic parameters in patients referred with suspected heart failure

MenWomenAll
Mean (SD) fractional shortening29 (8)30 (7)30 (7)
Mean (SD) ejection fraction (M mode)55 (12)56 (10)56 (11)
Mean (SD) ejection fraction (Simpson's biplane)44 (11)46 (9)45 (10)
No (%) with left ventricular hypertrophy:
Mild4 (12)18 (24)22 (20)
Moderate2 (6)3 (4)5 (5)
Severe1 (3)0 (0)1 (1)
No (%) with E:A ratio < 1.020/27 (74)45/70 (64)65/97 (67)