Assessment of left ventricular end-systolic elastance from aortic pressure-left ventricular volume relations

Abstract

The left ventricular (LV) end-systolic pressure–volume relation (ESPVR) is a load-insensitive method for evaluating LV contractility, which needs invasive measurement. Some noninvasive methods substitute peak aortic pressure (P S) for end-systolic LV pressure by assuming there is no difference between these pressures. However, this assumption has not been… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s003800200003

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