Relation of age to left ventricular function in clinically normal adults.

  title={Relation of age to left ventricular function in clinically normal adults.},
  author={David J. Slotwiner and Richard Blyton Devereux and Joseph E. Schwartz and Thomas G. Pickering and Giovanni de Simone and Antonello Ganau and Paul Saba and Mary J. Roman},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={82 5},
The extent to which age, independent of cardiovascular diseases, influences left ventricular (LV) function in adults is uncertain. Echocardiograms and simultaneous arterial pressure in 464 clinically normal adults aged 16 to 88 years were used to measure LV dimensions, endocardial and midwall LV fractional shortening, stroke volume, cardiac output, and circumferential end-systolic stress. The ratios of observed endocardial and midwall shortening to values predicted for observed end-systolic… CONTINUE READING


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