David G. Greene, M.D., F.A.C.P.; R. Carlisle, M.B.; C. Grant, M.B.; I. L. Bunnell, M.D.
Greene DG, Carlisle R, Grant C, Bunnell IL. Left Ventricular Function in Myocardial Failure and Valvular Heart Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1966;64:1156. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1156_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1156.
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In many patients with symptoms of heart disease the relative importance of valve lesions and of dysfunction of the myocardium is difficult to evaluate on purely clinical grounds. The distinction is an important one in selecting patients for surgical and medical treatment. Simultaneous measurements of left ventricular volume and pressure have been made in 63 patients to help us in these decisions. Both biplane serial roentgenograms and one-plane cineangiograms with selective injection of contrast material have been used in evaluating the relative importance of valvular and myocardial disease. When pressure and volume of the left ventricle are plotted against each
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Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease, Heart Failure.
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