Physiologic determinants of mitral inflow pattern using a computer simulation: insights into Doppler echocardiography in diverse phenotypes.


BACKGROUND Although echo Doppler recordings of mitral inflow patterns are often employed clinically to identify "diastolic dysfunction," abnormal flow profiles may be seen in a diverse set of disorders in which the specific physiologic determinants are not well defined. METHODS We used a validated cardiovascular simulation model to assess the effects of… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2008.00795.x


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