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Table 4 Comparison of heart weight, ventricular thickness, and valve circumferences, with respect to diagnosis and gender.

From: Reduced clinical and postmortem measures of cardiac pathology in subjects with advanced Alzheimer's Disease

Category AD Male Control Male AD Female Control Female
Heart Weight (g) 402 (131) 489 (136) 319 (99)1 412 (69)
Mean LV greatest thickness (cm) 1.4 (0.19) 1.51 (0.27) 1.4 (0.21) 1.43 (0.39)
Mean RV greatest thickness (cm) 0.46 (0.05) 0.48 (0.10) 0.40 (0.08) 0.47 (0.13)
BMI 23.9 (4.00) 26.5 (3.81) 22.6 (3.94)1 28.4 (4.67)
Tricuspid valve circumference (cm) 11.21 (1.70) 11.49 (1.59) 9.9 (1.04)2 11.5 (1.32)
Pulmonary valve circumference (cm) 9.15 (0.90) 8.23 (0.96) 7.45 (0.90) 7.81 (0.98)
Mitral valve circumference (cm) 10.49 (1.83) 10.89 (0.94) 8.95 (0.87)2 10.26 (1.44)
Aortic valve circumference (cm) 9.86 (1.11) 8.93 (1.17) 8.15 (0.86) 7.5 (0.50)
  1. 1. Significantly different from female control subjects (p < 0.05).
  2. 2. Significantly different from female control subjects (p < 0.01).
  3. Means and standard deviations are shown. LV = left ventricle; RV = right ventricle; BMI = body mass index