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Ratio

The division of one piece of financial information by another. Financial ratios are very common in fundamental analysis, which investigates the financial health of companies. An example of a financial ratio is the price-earnings ratio, which divides a publicly-traded company's share price by its earnings per share. This and other ratios help analysts determine whether a company's share price properly reflects its performance.

ratio

The relation between two quantities when compared mathematically with one another. For example, the most frequently used ratio among investors is the price-earnings ratio. Financial analysts, investors, and managers use ratios to evaluate many factors such as the attractiveness of a stock or the operating efficiency of a company. Also called financial ratio. See also activity ratio, debt management ratio, liquidity ratio, profitability ratio.
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There were no statistically significant differences in left ventricular end-systolic diameter, index of left ventricular end- systolic diameter, and index of left ventricular end-diastolic diameter between groups except left ventricular end-diastolic diameter and cardiothoracic ratio values (Table 1).
Among 25 patients with severe regurgitation, cardiothoracic ratio was normal in 20 (80%) patients whereas cardiac enlargement was found in 17 (68%) patients on echocardiography.
The echocardiographic findings and cardiothoracic ratio values are shown in Table 2.
However in this study we found only a weak relation between echocardiographic dimensions and cardiothoracic ratio in patients with severe aortic and mitral regurgitation.