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Table 4 Comparison between serum galectin-3 level & Ross HF classification with the outcome of CHD children presenting with HF symptoms (Group A = 45 children)

From: Value of Galectin-3 assay in children with heart failure secondary to congenital heart diseases: a prospective study

Variables Improved Children
(No. = 33)
Died Children
(No. = 12)
Test of significance P value
Galectin-3 (ng/dl)
 Mean ± SD 10.1±5.4 17.4±8.1 (U) 3.49 0.0011*
 Range 0.7-12.7 1.6-27
Ross score
 Mean ± SD 3.1±2.8 4.2±2.5 (U) 1.197 0.2379
 Range 0-8 0-8
  1. U Mann-Whitney test
  2. *Statistical significance