Bolus intravenous nitroglycerin predominantly reduces afterload in patients with excessive arterial elastance.


OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that bolus intravenous nitroglycerin would be an afterload-reducing agent in patients with excessive initial afterload for their level of left ventricular systolic function. Conversely, bolus intravenous nitroglycerin should be a preload-reducing agent in patients without excessive initial afterload. BACKGROUND Although… (More)


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