Right Ventricular Contractile Function
By H. Alex Leather
Leuven University Press
175 pages, Illustrated, 6 ¼" x 9 ½"
$110.00 Paper Original
This is a Ph.D. dissertation. Introduction, The limitations of preload-adjusted maximal power as an index of right ventricular contractility, Preload-adjusted maximal power of the right ventricle: contribution of the intercept of the end-systolic P-V relation (Vd), Regional indices of global right ventricular contractility: longitudinal versus circumferential axis, and isovolumic versus ejection phase indicies, Acute pulmonary hypertension causes depression of left ventricular contractility and relaxation, Effects of vasopressin on right ventricular function in an experimental model of acute pulmonary hypertension, Effects of levosimendan on right ventricular function and ventriculovascular coupling in open chest pigs, Discussion.
Acta Biomedica Lovaniensia, No. 336
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