Influence of left ventricular dysfunction on the role of atrial contraction: an echocardiographic-hemodynamic study in dogs.

@article{Hoit2000InfluenceOL,
  title={Influence of left ventricular dysfunction on the role of atrial contraction: an echocardiographic-hemodynamic study in dogs.},
  author={Brian D. Hoit and Marjorie Gabel},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={1713-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to understand the significance of an effective atrial systole and the interactions between atrial and ventricular function. BACKGROUND The significance of atrial function is controversial, particularly in the setting of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. METHODS Serial, rapid pacing in five dogs that had undergone radiofrequency ablation and implantation of right atrial and ventricular pacemakers produced reversible atrial and ventricular dysfunction… CONTINUE READING

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