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Echocardiographic characteristics including tissue Doppler imaging after enhanced external counterpulsation therapy.
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PMID:  17982308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study assessed the effects of a course of enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) therapy on systolic and diastolic cardiac function using echocardiography to measure left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), end-systolic volume (ESV), end-diastolic volume (EDV), systolic wave (Sm), early diastolic wave (Ea), Vp, E/Ea, E/Vp, and diastolic function grade in 25 patients before and after 35 hours of EECP. EECP reduced ESV and EDV and increased ejection fraction significantly in patients with baseline LVEF < or = 50% (P=.018, .013, .002), baseline E/Ea > or = 14 (P=.032, .038, .007), baseline grade II or III diastolic dysfunction (decreased compliance) (P=.014, .032, .027), baseline Ea <7 cm/s (P=.015, .024, .001), and baseline Sm <7 cm/s (P=.017, .016, .006), but not in patients with baseline LVEF >50%, baseline E/Ea <14, baseline normal diastolic function or grade I diastolic dysfunction (impaired relaxation), baseline Ea > or = 7 cm/s, and Sm > or = 7 cm/s. These results demonstrate improved systolic and diastolic function in selected patients and provide new insight into potential clinical applications of EECP.
Gilda Estahbanaty; Niloufar Samiei; Majid Maleki; Fereidoon Noohi; Ahmad Mohebi; Zahra Ojaghi; Maryam Esmaeilzadeh; Anita Sadeghpour; Ozlem Soran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American heart hospital journal     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1541-9215     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Heart Hosp J     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-05     Completed Date:  2008-02-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101156064     Medline TA:  Am Heart Hosp J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Shahid-Radjaie Cardiovascular Center, Iran Medical University, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angina Pectoris / therapy,  ultrasonography*
Counterpulsation / instrumentation*
Health Status Indicators
Heart Ventricles / ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Stroke Volume / physiology*
Time Factors

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