Effect of nitroprusside on left ventricular dynamics in mitral regurgitation.

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In order to evaluate the circulatory action of vasodilator therapy in patients with significant mitral regurgitation, sodium nitroprusside was infused intravenously in 14 patients who had mitral regurgitation due to a variety of causes. In 13 of these patients, valvular insufficiency had been present for several years. The mean arterial pressure fall from… (More)

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