[Computer analysis of ventricular pressure recordings: evaluation of myocardial contractility on the dog heart in situ].

@article{Weiss1975ComputerAO,
  title={[Computer analysis of ventricular pressure recordings: evaluation of myocardial contractility on the dog heart in situ].},
  author={Michael Weiss and W. von Foerster},
  journal={Acta biologica et medica Germanica},
  year={1975},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={117-27}
}
The contractile indices Vmax (maximum shortening velocity of the contractile element) and ARPD (power averaged rate of power density generation) which have been shown to be unaffected by alterations in preload and afterload were computed from isovolumic left ventricular pressure data of dogs. The two indices were tested for their ability to detect changes… CONTINUE READING