A critical review of the systolic time intervals.
The theoretical basis for the use of the systolic time intervals has been largely established. The method has been validated by direct measures from within the circulatory system. Standards for equipment and technique have been defined. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the value of this quantitative noninvasive technique for assessing left ventricular performance. At present there is need for further studies of the clinical usefulness of the systolic time intervals to improve both diagnosis and therapy of various cardiovascular disorders.
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