Operating characteristics of the Finapress system to predict elevated left ventricular filling pressure.

@article{Gillard2006OperatingCO,
  title={Operating characteristics of the Finapress system to predict elevated left ventricular filling pressure.},
  author={Claude Gillard and Charles Henuzet and J. -Y. Lallemand and Antonio Moscariello and Mathilde Guillaume and Alain Van Meerhaeghe},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={107-11}
}
BACKGROUND Dyspnea is a common symptom and can be caused by many different conditions. The detection of congestive heart failure (CHF) is sometimes difficult. HYPOTHESIS The pulse amplitude ratio (PAR) measured by the Finapress procedure during a Valsalva maneuver can detect elevated left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) accurately over a wide range of values. METHODS Comparison of the estimated LVEDP by PAR with the invasively measured LVEDP before and after ventriculography… CONTINUE READING