Assessment of left ventricular contractile performance from isovolumic relaxation phase in man.

@article{Ahmed1981AssessmentOL,
  title={Assessment of left ventricular contractile performance from isovolumic relaxation phase in man.},
  author={Sheik S Ahmed and Timothy J. Regan},
  journal={Cardiology},
  year={1981},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={1-18}
}
The rate of left ventricular (LV) pressure fall (dP/dtmin) is reportedly altered by contractility and LV stress. To explore the possibility that the ratio of dP/dtmin to dicrotic notch pressure (DTES) measures contractility, 243 subjects including 23 normals (group I) were studied. In 35 patients of group II (16 with mitral stenosis, 7 with atrial septal… CONTINUE READING