[Invasive diagnostic technique for heart failure].

  • M Takeuchi
  • Published 1993 in
    Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical…


Invasive techniques have been important to assess the ventricular function. The approach for assessing function is based on measurement of cardiac output which depends on preload, afterload and contractility. Stroke work over a range of end-diastolic pressures was examined and termed the function curve. Clinical application of Frank-Starling principle is… (More)


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