Impaired left ventricular contractile function in patients with long-term mitral regurgitation and normal ejection fraction.

@article{Starling1993ImpairedLV,
  title={Impaired left ventricular contractile function in patients with long-term mitral regurgitation and normal ejection fraction.},
  author={Mark R. Starling and Marvin M. Kirsh and Daniel G. Montgomery and Milton D. Gross},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={239-50}
}
OBJECTIVES We tested the hypotheses that left ventricular chamber elastance would detect impaired contractile function in patients with long-term mitral regurgitation and a normal ejection fraction and that these patients would have unique temporal left ventricular size and ejection fraction responses to mitral valve surgery. BACKGROUND Although it has been suggested that left ventricular contractile function may begin deteriorating in patients with long-term mitral regurgitation whereas… CONTINUE READING
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