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Carotid Sinus Massage in the Echocardiography Laboratory.
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PMID:  24355057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Proper interpretation of the spectral Doppler signal and elucidation of the underlying hemodynamics can at times be problematic due to confounding factors, one of them being a rapid heart rate. In this article, we discuss the use of carotid sinus massage (CSM) in the echocardiography laboratory as a maneuver to reduce the resting heart rate and thus render the transmitral Doppler signal more amenable to analysis. We provide examples of the value of the CSM in the assessment of left ventricular filling pressure.
Authors:
Bahaa M Fadel; Nader Alasousi; Hatem Bakarman; Amin Almardini; Giovanni Di Salvo; Odd Bech-Hanssen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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