Left ventricular chamber and wall mechanics in the presence of concentric geometry.

@article{Simone1999LeftVC,
  title={Left ventricular chamber and wall mechanics in the presence of concentric geometry.},
  author={Giovanni de Simone and Richard Blyton Devereux and Aldo Celentano and Mary J. Roman},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 7},
  pages={1001-6}
}
BACKGROUND To test the hypothesis that in the presence of left ventricular concentric geometry the definition of 'normal' ejection fraction should be reconsidered, and normality should rather be considered to have a higher than usual lower limit METHODS M-mode echocardiographic endocardial shortening (eS) was studied in 148 hypertensive patients with left ventricular concentric geometry (relative wall thickness > or = 0.42), 78 with normal (54 +/- 10 years, 27 women) and 70 with depressed… CONTINUE READING