Lee L. Konecke, M.D.; Harvey Feigenbaum, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Sonia Chang, B. S.; Betty Corya, M.D.; John L. Fischer, M.D.
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Whether the echocardiographically recorded mitral valve could reflect alterations in left ventricular diastolic pressure was studied. Simultaneous mitral valve echograms and left ventricular pressures were obtained on 36 patients undergoing diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Attention was given to the left ventricular initial diastolic pressure (LVIDP), left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP), and the atrial component of the left ventricular pressure (LVa). The echocardiographic measurements included the opening velocity of the mitral valve in early diastole (DE slope) and the interval between the A point, which is the onset of closure of the mitral valve after atrial systole, and the C point, which
Konecke LL, Feigenbaum H, Chang S, Corya B, Fischer JL. Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Ventricular Diastolic Pressure.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:865. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-865_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):865.
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