Evaluation of left ventricular systolic and diastolic dysfunction during transient myocardial ischemia produced by angioplasty.

@article{Labovitz1987EvaluationOL,
  title={Evaluation of left ventricular systolic and diastolic dysfunction during transient myocardial ischemia produced by angioplasty.},
  author={Arthur J. Labovitz and M K Lewen and Morton Kern and Michel Vandormael and U Deligonal and Harold L. Kennedy},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={748-55}
}
Acute myocardial ischemia is known to cause impairment of both left ventricular systolic and diastolic function. To further investigate these changes as well as their relation to common clinical variables (electrocardiographic [ECG] changes and chest pain), 32 patients were evaluated with Doppler echocardiography during coronary angioplasty. Doppler indexes of left ventricular diastolic function included the ratios of peak early to late and peak early to mean diastolic velocities as well as the… CONTINUE READING