Changes in myocardial wall thickness (MWT) in open chest dogs


Changes in left ventricular myocardial wall thickness (MWT) were studied in open-chest dogs using a specially designed strain gauge device. The total systolic increase in MWT was 10%, of which about 30% occurred during the isovolumic phase of contraction. These values are lower than those obtained with cineradiographic techniques. A possible explanation for… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00592195


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