Diastolic properties of the left ventricle.

  title={Diastolic properties of the left ventricle.},
  author={William F Grossman and Lambert P. McLaurin},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={84 3},
Left ventricular pressure and volume during diastole reflect the interaction of ventricular elastic, viscous, and inertial properties, and the completeness of myocardial relazation. Myocardial relaxation may be impaired in the acutely ischemic ventricle, partly accounting for the abnormal diastolic pressure-volume relation in this condition. Altered elasticity of its wall can cause increased stiffness of the ventricular chamber, as in aortic stenosis, coronary heart disease, and infiltrative… CONTINUE READING
115 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 115 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…