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Effects of intermittent left bundle branch block on left ventricular diastolic function: a case report.
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PMID:  7960283     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated systolic and diastolic left ventricular function in a patient with an echocardiographically normal left ventricle and rate dependent left bundle branch block. Abnormal activation was associated with asynchronous left ventricular wall motion and secondary changes in filling pattern. The latter were similar to those seen in severe left ventricular disease. When the activation pattern reverted to normal, all of these abnormalities regressed. This case provides further evidence that abnormal activation can, on its own, cause left ventricular diastolic as well as systolic dysfunction.
H B Xiao; D G Gibson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-08     Completed Date:  1994-12-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiac Department, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Bundle-Branch Block / complications*,  diagnosis
Middle Aged
Myocardial Contraction / physiology
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis,  etiology*
Ventricular Function, Left / physiology

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