Myocardial depression during acute pancreatitis: fact or fiction?

  title={Myocardial depression during acute pancreatitis: fact or fiction?},
  author={A F Altimari and Richard A. Prinz and D W Leutz and Lars Sandberg and Peter Kober and Richard Raymond},
  volume={100 4},
Clinical and experimental evidence suggests that myocardial depression occurs during severe pancreatitis, but this evidence is derived from techniques that are not optimal for assessing myocardial contractility (e.g., rate of rise in ventricular pressure [dP/dt]). The slope of the left ventricular (LV) and systolic pressure dimension relationship (Ees), a better indicator of myocardial function, has not been measured in pancreatitis. Ten mongrel dogs underwent surgical instrumentation to… CONTINUE READING


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