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Table 3 Variations in the working load and LVR values in the LV before and during counter-pulsation control

From: Effect of counter-pulsation control of a pulsatile left ventricular assist device on working load variations of the native heart

Animal Load of LV (Joules/beat) LVR of LV (%) LV load reduction (%)
Before During Before During
1 0.258 ± 0.113 (n = 115) 0.238 ± 0.055 (n = 113) 64.5 (n = 114) 9.8 (n = 112) 7.6
2 0.273 ± 0.106 (n = 130) 0.318 ± 0.034 (n = 130) 60.0 (n = 129) 10.4 (n = 129) −16.5
3 0.216 ± 0.123 (n = 120) 0.148 ± 0.035 (n = 120) 73.7 (n = 119) 8.7 (n = 119) 31.5
  1. Data are presented as means ± standard deviation format.