Variation in Tau, the time constant for isovolumic relaxation, along the left ventricular base-to-apex axis

@article{Davis1999VariationIT,
  title={Variation in Tau, the time constant for isovolumic relaxation, along the left ventricular base-to-apex axis},
  author={Kevin L Davis and Uwe Mehlhorn and E. R. Schertel and Hans Joachim Geissler and D. Trevas and Glen A. Laine and Samuel J Allen},
  journal={Basic Research in Cardiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={94},
  pages={41-48}
}
Tau (τ), the time constant for isovolumic relaxation, is often used as a measure of cardiac diastolic function. However, several methods of calculating τ have been published which may produce different results and, thereby, different conclusions. The purpose of this study was to determine if the method of τ calculation effects the results when left ventricular pressure (LVP) is measured at different positions along the base-to-apex axis. In 16 dogs, we measured LVP at 6 positions along the base… CONTINUE READING

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