Global left ventricular contractility in three models of hypertrophy evaluated with Emax.


Using the load independent contractility index, end-systolic pressure-volume ratio (Emax), contractility of the hypertrophied left ventricle (LV) from three different models was evaluated in conscious, resting dogs. The experimental animals included 12 dogs with perinephritic hypertension (HYP) (aortic diastolic pressure 130 +/- 5 mm Hg), 12 dogs who… (More)


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