Impaired left ventricular filling due to right-to-left ventricular interaction in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

@article{Gan2006ImpairedLV,
  title={Impaired left ventricular filling due to right-to-left ventricular interaction in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.},
  author={Christiaan Tji-Joong Gan and Jan-Willem Lankhaar and Johannes Tim Marcus and Nico Westerhof and Koen M. J. Marques and Jean G. F. Bronzwaer and A. L. Boonstra and Pieter E. Postmus and Anton Vonk-Noordegraaf},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={290 4},
  pages={H1528-33}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of direct right-to-left ventricular interaction to left ventricular filling and stroke volume in 46 patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and 18 control subjects. Stroke volume, right and left ventricular volumes, left ventricular filling rate, and interventricular septum curvature were measured by magnetic resonance imaging and left atrial filling by transesophageal echocardiography. Stroke volume, left ventricular end… CONTINUE READING