Problems with use of the end systolic pressure-volume slope as an indicator of left ventricular contractility: an alternate method.

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The use of end-systolic elastance as a parameter of left ventricular contractility is based on a theory put forward by Sagawa and is limited by an assumed linearity of the model for a time varying compliance. A major problem is the contractility-dependent curvilinearity of the end-systolic pressure-volume relationship (ESPVR), which may result in intercept… (More)

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@article{Krsl1998ProblemsWU, title={Problems with use of the end systolic pressure-volume slope as an indicator of left ventricular contractility: an alternate method.}, author={P. Kr{\"{o}sl and Francis L. Abel}, journal={Shock}, year={1998}, volume={10 4}, pages={285-91} }