Right Ventricular Contractile Function

By H. Alex Leather
March 2005
Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9058674533
175 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$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.



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