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Comparative significance in systolic ventricular interaction.
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PMID:  1799909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The aim was to measure the systolic coupling between the ventricles and to determine the relative importance of ventricular interaction in the pressure development of each ventricle. DESIGN: Acute studies were done in dogs to measure the changes in right and left ventricular pressures (dPr, dPl) caused by sudden changes in left ventricular pressure (dPl') with release of an aortic constriction, and sudden changes in right ventricular pressure (dPr') with release of a pulmonary artery constriction, respectively. The instantaneous cross talk gain [dPr/dPl' (Klr) or dPl/dPr' (Krl)] was calculated during the ejection phase. The potential systolic pressure generated by the contralateral ventricle was evaluated as the cross talk gain multiplied by the contralateral systolic developed pressure. EXPERIMENTAL MATERIAL: Studies were done in eight random source dogs (12-18 kg), anaesthetised with sodium pentobarbitone. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: The maximal Klr was lower than the maximal Krl, at 0.09 (SD 0.05) v 0.25 (0.06), and the mean Klr also was lower than the mean Krl, at 0.04 (0.02) v 0.10 (0.03), p less than 0.05. The potential right ventricular pressures developed by the left ventricle [maximum 10.3(5.6), mean 4.8(2.7) mm Hg] were not significantly different from the potential left ventricular pressures developed by the right ventricle [maximum 8.8(2.7), mean 3.4(0.7) mm Hg]. However, the ratio between the potential transmitted pressure and the measured developed pressure was greater in the right ventricle [maximum 39.0(21.1), mean 17.8(8.9)%] than in the left ventricle [maximum 11.1(7.1)%, p less than 0.05; mean 3.9(1.5)%, p less than 0.01]. This suggests that about 20-40% of the right ventricular systolic pressure may result from the left ventricle and about 4-10% of the left ventricular systolic pressure may result from right ventricle. CONCLUSIONS: Although the pressure coupling was greater in right to left ventricular interaction, right ventricular pressure generation may be more dependent on the left ventricle. Systolic ventricular interaction may be more important for right ventricular systolic function. Further, the parameters of right ventricular systolic function currently used may be considerably affected by the left ventricle.
S Yamaguchi; H Harasawa; K S Li; D Zhu; W P Santamore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular research     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0008-6363     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc. Res.     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-23     Completed Date:  1992-04-23     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0077427     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  774-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Philadelphia Heart Institute, Presbyterian Medical Center, PA 19104.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology
Systole / physiology*
Ventricular Function*

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