Passing strange: flow in the failing ventricle.

  title={Passing strange: flow in the failing ventricle.},
  author={Carl Johan Carlh{\"a}ll and Ann F. Bolger},
  journal={Circulation. Heart failure},
  volume={3 2},
Heart failure is diverse in its manifestations and pathophysiology with changes in chamber size and volume, wall motion, valvular competence, intracardiac pressures, and electrical events. These are routinely measured with wellestablished methods. However, it is common to observe different degrees of compensation despite echocardiographically similar degrees of cardiac dysfunction. How can we explain this phenomenon? One persistent gap in our understanding of the failing heart is the global… CONTINUE READING