Effects of heart rate changes on left ventricular volume and ejection fraction: a 2-dimensional echocardiographic study.

The influence of heart rate on left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF) using 2-dimensional (2-D) echocardiography during atrial pacing was analyzed. The study was performed in 13 normal control subjects, 23 patients with coronary heart disease and 8 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. An electronic sector scanner (2.25 MHz, 84 degrees… CONTINUE READING