HYPOTENSION Incomplete filling and incoordinate contraction as mechanisms of hypotension during ventricular tachycardia in man

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We sought to determine mechanisms for decrease of cardiac output and for hypotension during ventricular tachycardia (VT) in man. Two-dimensional and M mode echocardiograms and left ventricular pressure from micromanometer-tipped catheters were obtained in 20 patients before, during, and at the end of induced hypotensive VT. Patients were divided into two… (More)

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