Table 3

Pooled standardised mean difference (SMD) for other biomarkers compared between peripartum cardiomyopathy cases and healthy controls

MarkerN papersN casesPooled SMD95% CII2P value for SMD=0
Natriuretic peptides
(ANP, BNP, proBNP, NT-proBNP)
104353.765*0.708 to 6.8230.995<0.001
Albumin8296−0.665−1.010 to −0.3200.7720.0012
CRP/hsCRP73281.669*0.222 to 3.1170.988<0.0001
Selenium6165−0.729−1.582 to 0.1240.931<0.0001
Troponin62631.0630.327 to 1.7980.944<0.0001
Creatinine52250.5100.330 to 0.69100.716
WBC51840.4440.071 to 0.8170.7580.0098
Haemoglobin5168−0.446−0.636 to −0.25600.852
  • *Mean values estimated from median and IQRs.

  • ANP, atrial natriuretic peptide; BNP, B-type natriuretic peptide; CRP/hs-CRP, C-reactive protein/high-sensitivity C-reactive protein; NT-proBNP, N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide; proBNP, pro B-type natriuretic peptide; WBC, white blood cells.