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Ventricular torsional relation to ventricular fiber arrangement

  title={Ventricular torsional relation to ventricular fiber arrangement},
  author={Saeed Ranjbar and Tohid Emami Meybodi and Mahmood Emami Meybodi},
  journal={arXiv: Medical Physics},
Left ventricular torsion from helically oriented myofibers is a key parameter of cardiac performance. Physicians observing heart motion on echocardiograms, during cardiac catheterization, or in the operating room, are impressed by the twisting or rotary motion of the left ventricle during systole. Conceptually, the heart has been treated as a pressure chamber. The rotary or torsional deformation has been poorly understood by basic scientists and has lacked clinical relevance. The aim of this… 
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