Effects of physiologic load of pregnancy on left ventricular contractility and remodeling.

@article{Geva1997EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of physiologic load of pregnancy on left ventricular contractility and remodeling.},
  author={Tal Geva and Mary Beth Mauer and Liliane Striker and Brian Kirshon and James M. Pivarnik},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={133 1},
  pages={53-9}
}
Left ventricular (LV) adaptation to the hemodynamic load of pregnancy has been studied with load-sensitive ejection-phase indexes, but the results of these studies are conflicting. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of the hemodynamic load of pregnancy on the contractile state of the left ventricle by using load-adjusted indexes of contractility. Thirty-four healthy women were prospectively studied by serial echo and Doppler examinations at six periods during pregnancy and after… CONTINUE READING
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