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Cinefluoroscopy in evaluating left ventricular contractility and aneurysms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  472308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac cinefluoroscopy was performed immediately prior to biplane left ventriculography in 113 patients and the findings of two independent observers compared to the angiographically documented state of the left ventricle. The observers' interpretations were correct in 44% and 46% of studies, respectively; there were 41% and 24% false negatives and 24% and 29% false positives. The observers agreed in only 59% of cases. The results show that cinefluoroscopy for evaluation of left ventricular contractility is grossly inaccurate and should not be performed.
T A Sos; K W Sniderman; D C Levin; C F Beckmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  133     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1979 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-10-26     Completed Date:  1979-10-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
False Negative Reactions
False Positive Reactions
Fluoroscopy / methods*
Heart / radiography
Heart Aneurysm / physiopathology,  radiography*
Heart Ventricles / radiography*
Myocardial Contraction*

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