Atrio - Ventricular Groove Inferior Caval Cannula

  • Published 2006


strictive pericarditis, systolic ventricular function is usually well maintained, despite impaired compliance,#{176} so that echocardiogram demonstrates normal or increased functional indices and a small left ventricle with a small cardiac output. This was clearly seen in our patient; good excursion of the septum and posterior ventricular wall resulted in good systolic functional indices, although small left ventricular dimensions owing to reduced ventricular compliance resulted in small stroke volume. In summary, extreme respiratory variation in the depth of the pulmonic “a” wave was demonstrated in a patient with subacute constrictive pericarditis. This echocardiographic feature correlates with the respiratory response of mild constriction. Echocardiographic disparity in systolic and diastolic ventricular function is characteristic of constriction and important in ruling out restrictive cardiomyopathy, in which both systolic and diastolic ventricular function are concomitantly impaired.

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@inproceedings{2006AtrioV, title={Atrio - Ventricular Groove Inferior Caval Cannula}, author={}, year={2006} }