Peak aortic blood acceleration reflects the extent of left ventricular ischemic mass at risk.

@article{Sabbah1987PeakAB,
  title={Peak aortic blood acceleration reflects the extent of left ventricular ischemic mass at risk.},
  author={Hani N. Sabbah and Jacek Przybylski and D E Albert and Paul D. Stein},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1987},
  volume={113 4},
  pages={885-90}
}
Peak aortic blood velocity (Vel), peak acceleration (Acc), stroke volume (SV), and left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) have been used as noninvasive indicators of global LV performance. The purpose of this study was to determine which of these indices of LV performance relates best to the extent of LV ischemic mass at risk. Studies were performed in 24 open-chest anesthetized dogs. Acute ischemia was produced by occlusion of various levels of the left anterior descending and circumflex… CONTINUE READING