Table 2

Follow-Up Evaluation Before and 3 Months After AVR

Before AVRAfter AVRp Value
NYHA functional class III/IV, %4490.021
B-type natriuretic peptide, pg/ml338 ± 377279 ± 1430.568
Aortic valve area, cm20.7 ± 0.11.7 ± 0.2<0.001
Aortic mean gradient, mm Hg45 ± 99 ± 3<0.001
Z, mm Hg/ml · m25.7 ± 2.14.2 ± 1.20.015
Left ventricular ejection fraction, %59 ± 1258 ± 80.749
LVEDDI, cm/m22.5 ± 0.42.4 ± 0.30.086
LVESDI, cm/m21.8 ± 0.51.6 ± 0.30.077
LVMI, g/m2139 ± 34117 ± 300.002

Values are % or mean ± SD.

AVR = aortic valve replacement; other abbreviations as in Table 1.