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*  Myocardial infarction complications
Rupture of the intraventricular septum (the muscle separating the left and right ventricles) causes a ventricular septal defect ... or in the same zone if there are any live cells left in the infarct. A myocardial infarction may compromise the function of the ... The re-entry phenomenon may cause rapid heart rates (ventricular tachycardia and even ventricular fibrillation), and ischemia ... "Primary angioplasty reduces the risk of left ventricular free wall rupture compared with thrombolysis in patients with acute ...
*  Complications of hypertension
May 2007). "[Left ventricular diastolic function and dysfunction: a single cardiac target for various systemic diseases]". ... Parekh N, Maisel AS (March 2009). "Utility of B-natriuretic peptide in the evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function ... Individuals with left ventricular hypertrophy are at increased risk for, stroke, CHF, and sudden death. Aggressive control of ... left ventricular hypertrophy are seen in 25% of the hypertensive patients and can easily be diagnosed by using echocardiography ...
*  Radionuclide angiography
"Procedure Guideline for Planar Radionuclide Cardiac Ventriculogram for the Assessment of Left Ventricular Systolic Function" ( ... In normal subjects, the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) should be about 50%(range, 50-80%). There should be no area ... first introduced in the early 1970s and quickly became accepted as the preferred technique for measurement of left ventricular ... MUGA scans are also used to evaluate heart function prior to and while receiving certain chemotherapies (e.g. doxorubicin ( ...
*  HIV associated cardiomyopathy
Left ventricular structure and function in children infected with human immunodeficiency virus. The prospective P2C2 HIV ... in HIV-infected children reduces left ventricular dysfunction, increases left ventricular wall thickness, and reduces peak left ... In addition, patients with echocardiographic evidence of left ventricular dysfunction had a higher chance of having cardiac ... Many patients with HIV have nutritional deficiencies which have been linked to left ventricular dysfunction. HIV-infected ...
*  Heart rate
Salerno DM, Zanetti J (1991). "Seismocardiography for monitoring changes in left ventricular function during ischemia". Chest. ... Fox K, Ford I (2008). "Heart rate as a prognostic risk factor in patients with coronary artery disease and left-ventricular ... influence of left ventricular systolic dysfunction and heart rate-modulating drugs". Heart Rhythm: The Official Journal of the ... The intensity of exercise is periodically increased until certain changes in heart function are detected on the ECG monitor, at ...
*  Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
Echocardiogram showing dilatation of the left ventricle in the acute phase (B) Resolution of left ventricular function on ... In many individuals, left ventricular function normalizes within two months. Aspirin and other heart drugs also appear to help ... Provided that the individual survives their initial presentation, the left ventricular function improves within two months. The ... type for any other segmental left ventricular ballooning with clinical characteristics of Takotsubo-like left ventricular ...
*  Lapatinib
In combination with capecitabine, reversible decreased left ventricular function are common (2%). Phase III study designed to ...
*  Peripartum cardiomyopathy
Subsequent pregnancy should be avoided when left ventricular function has not recovered and the EF is lower than 55%. However, ... as there is a greater risk of developing left ventricular thrombi (blood clots). Sometimes implantation of a left ventricular ... left ventricular function, plasma levels of cytokines and Fas/APO-1". J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 35 (3): 701-5. doi:10.1016/S0735- ... "Contractile reserve in patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy and recovered left ventricular function". Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol ...
*  Trimetazidine
It improves left ventricular function in diabetic patients with coronary heart disease. Recently, it has been shown to be ... thereby ensuring the proper functioning of ionic pumps and transmembrane sodium-potassium flow whilst maintaining cellular ...
*  Howard Apfel
Apfel, Howard; Krishnan, Usha S.; Gersony, Welton M.; Berman-Rosenzweig, Erika (1997). "Late Left Ventricular Function After ... Journal of Psychosomatic Research) Late Left Ventricular Function After Surgery for Children With Chronic Symptomatic Mitral ... and function in children with functionally single left ventricles with two-dimensional echocardiography and magnetic resonance ... and function in children with functionally single left ventricles with two-dimensional echocardiography and magnetic resonance ...
*  ANKRD1
... and left ventricular function in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy". Circulation. 110 (2): 155-62. doi:10.1161/01.CIR. ... CARP protein and mRNA expression has been shown to be upregulated in left ventricles of heart failure patients. Studies in ... and that CARP may have a negative effect on contractile function. CARP has also been identified as a transcriptional co- ... and DARP are not essential for normal cardiac development and function at basal conditions and in response to pressure overload ...
*  ANKRD2
... and left ventricular function in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy". Circulation. 110 (2): 155-62. doi:10.1161/01.CIR. ... A study investigating AARP function in cardiac muscle in which AARP was knocked out alone or in combination with the other ... ARPP is highly expressed in nuclei and I-bands in slow skeletal fibers and cardiac muscle, specifically in ventricular regions ... Lun AS, Chen J, Lange S (Sep 2014). "Probing muscle ankyrin-repeat protein (MARP) structure and function". Anatomical Record. ...
*  Pressure-volume loop experiments
EDPVR and ESPVR are valuable because they are load-independent indices of left ventricular function. They also measure left ... Left ventricular PV loops are considered to be the gold standard for hemodynamic assessment and are widely used in research to ... Sodums, MT; Badke, FR; Starling, MR; Little, WC; O'Rourke, RA (1984). "Evaluation of left ventricular contractile performance ... "Evaluation of Left Ventricular Contractile Performance Utilizing End-Systolic Pressure-Volume Relationships in Conscious Dogs ...
*  Preload (cardiology)
"Assessment of cardiac preload and left ventricular function under increasing levels of positive end-expiratory pressure". ... Left ventricular end diastolic pressure, LVEDR = Left ventricular end diastolic radius (at the ventricle's midpoint), and h = ... Parameters such as ventricular end diastolic volume or pressure are used to measure preload since the ideal length of the ... In cardiac physiology, preload is the end diastolic volume that stretches the right or left ventricle of the heart to its ...
*  Diastole
... of diastolic dysfunction in patients with hypertension referred for echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular function ... Impaired diastolic function can result from the decreased compliance of ventricular myocytes, and thus the ventricles, which ... Elevated levels of BNP indicate excessive natriuresis (excretion of sodium to the urine) and decline of ventricular function, ... Incompatibility with the concept of passive left ventricular filling". Circulation Research. 48 (3): 357-65. doi:10.1161/01.RES ...
*  Ventricle (heart)
May 1994). "Assessment of left ventricular function by the midwall fractional shortening/end-systolic stress relation in human ... "Left ventricular end-diastolic pressure is a predictor of mortality in cardiac surgery independently of left ventricular ... Right ventricular pressure demonstrates a different pressure-volume loop than left ventricular pressure. The heart and its ... "Short-axis epicardial volume change is a measure of cardiac left ventricular short-axis function, which is independent of ...
*  Medical ultrasound
Of Diastolic Dysfunction In Patients With Hypertension Referred For Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Ventricular Function. ... Velocity measurements allow assessment of cardiac valve areas and function, any abnormal communications between the left and ... Wright and Meyerdirk left the University to form Physionic Engineering Inc., which launched the first commercial hand-held ... Echocardiography is an essential tool in cardiology, to diagnose e.g. dilatation of parts of the heart and function of heart ...
*  Dipyridamole
It has been shown to increase myocardial perfusion and left ventricular function in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. It ...
*  Doppler ultrasonography
Of Diastolic Dysfunction In Patients With Hypertension Referred For Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Ventricular Function. ... Velocity measurements allow assessment of cardiac valve areas and function, any abnormal communications between the left and ...
*  Doppler echocardiography
Of Diastolic Dysfunction In Patients With Hypertension Referred For Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Ventricular Function. ... The lateral correlation function and axial correlation function are then calculated as follows: R l a t e r a l = R u p ∗ R d o ... The combination of flow and tissue velocities can be used for estimating left ventricular filling pressure, although only under ... Velocity measurements allow assessment of cardiac valve areas and function, any abnormal communications between the left and ...
*  Technetium (99mTc) tetrofosmin
Its third indication is to assess left ventricular function (ejection fraction) in patients thought to have heart disease. No ... contraindications are known for use of Tc-99m tetrofosmin, but care should be taken to constantly monitor the cardiac function ...
*  Management of heart failure
As with ACEI therapy, the addition of a β-blocker can decrease mortality and improve left ventricular function. Several β- ... 2003). "Effects of candesartan in patients with chronic heart failure and reduced left-ventricular systolic function intolerant ... CRT: People with NYHA class III or IV, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of 35% or less and a QRS interval of 120 ms or ... Cooley and coworkers reported the first surgical treatment of a left ventricular aneurysm in 1958. They used a linear closure ...
*  Vascular endothelial growth factor A
"The effects of VEGF-R1 and VEGF-R2 ligands on angiogenic responses and left ventricular function in mice". Cardiovasc. Res. 86 ... compromising heart function. Normally, if blood flow to the heart is compromised, over time, new blood vessels will develop, ... clinical trials are being conducted to study the effectiveness of gene therapy with VEGF-A in restoring blood flow and function ...
*  Mitral insufficiency
Also, it may detect a dilated left atrium and ventricle and decreased left ventricular function. Because of inability to obtain ... from the left atrium to the left ventricle) during ventricular diastole, and comparing it with the flow out of the left ... For instance, the electrocardiogram (ECG) in long-standing MI may show evidence of left atrial enlargement and left ventricular ... In the left atrium, the volume overload causes enlargement of the left atrium, allowing the filling pressure in the left atrium ...
*  Mitral valve prolapse
Symptomatic patients, those with evidence of diminished left ventricular function, or those with left ventricular dilatation ... Both valsalva maneuver and standing decrease venous return to the heart thereby decreasing left ventricular diastolic filling ( ... is the heart valve that prevents the backflow of blood from the left ventricle into the left atrium of the heart. It is ... where blood aberrantly flows from the left ventricle into the left atrium during systole. In the United States, MVP is the most ...
*  Sándor J. Kovács
The Effects of Caloric Restriction- and Exercise-Induced Weight Loss on Left Ventricular Diastolic Function. American Journal ... load-independent index of diastolic function' (LIIDF) problem, and to the realization that left ventricular volume at diastasis ... Point-Counterpoint: Left ventricular volume during diastasis IS/IS NOT the physiologic in-vivo equilibrium volume and IS/IS NOT ... Point:Left ventricular volume during diastasis is the physiological in vivo equilibrium volume and is related to diastolic ...
*  Transurethral resection of the prostate syndrome
Patients with impaired left ventricular function may furthermore develop pulmonary oedema as a result of the acute circulatory ...