Early improvement in left ventricular diastolic function after relief of chronic right ventricular pressure overload.

@article{Dittrich1989EarlyII,
  title={Early improvement in left ventricular diastolic function after relief of chronic right ventricular pressure overload.},
  author={Howard C. Dittrich and Lawrence Chun Kuen Chow and P H Nicod},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1989},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={823-30}
}
Chronic right ventricular pressure overload is associated with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. Whether or not an abrupt reduction in pulmonary artery pressure in patients with chronic pulmonary hypertension results in early improvement of left ventricular diastolic function is unknown. To assess this, the Doppler indexes of left ventricular diastolic function and echocardiographic measures of left ventricular volume were analyzed in 22 patients (age, 41 +/- 14 years, mean +/- SD) before… CONTINUE READING