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Assessment of left ventricular function using digital angiography.
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PMID:  3203216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have demonstrated that selective digital left ventricular angiography using small amounts of contrast material minimized both symptoms and hemodynamic alterations and provided good images for assessment of regional ventricular function. However, comparisons of ejection fraction (EF), end-systolic volume (ESV), and end-diastolic volume (EDV) from digital angiography, at 10 frames per second, with measurements derived from conventional angiography, showed only a fair correlation between the two methods. Using a new generation of digital equipment and an acquisition time of 30 frames per second, we studied the correlation between digital and conventional angiography in 29 patients with coronary artery disease for a wide spectrum of left ventricular functions. Ventricular volumes and EF were calculated by computer using the area-length method. The correlation coefficient (r) between both the methods was 0.93 for EF, 0.95 for ESV and 0.89 for EDV. Thus digital left ventricular angiography provides an accurate evaluation of left ventricular function and can with advantage replace conventional angiography for this purpose.
E Paquet; M Joyal; C Chassat; M G Bourassa; J Laurier; J Lespérance; L Lemarbre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Association of Radiologists journal = Journal l'Association canadienne des radiologistes     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0846-5371     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Assoc Radiol J     Publication Date:  1988 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-02-06     Completed Date:  1989-02-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8812910     Medline TA:  Can Assoc Radiol J     Country:  CANADA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  250-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Département de Radiologie, Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal, Québec.
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MeSH Terms
Heart / physiology*,  radiography
Heart Ventricles
Middle Aged

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