LV Diastolic Dysfunction and Prognosis
To provide for tissue perfusion without pulmonary congestion, the left ventricle (LV) must eject an adequate stroke volume at arterial pressure (systolic function) and fill without requiring an abnormally increased left atrial pressure (diastolic function). Systolic and diastolic function must be adequate to meet the needs of the body both at rest and during stress (reserve capacity). (SELECT FULL TEXT TO CONTINUE)
- Received January 9, 2012.
- Accepted January 13, 2012.
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