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Evaluation of left ventricular filling by echocardiographic atrioventricular plane displacement in patients with coronary artery disease.
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PMID:  7774998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mean atrioventricular (AV) plane displacement which resulted from left atrial systole and its ratio to the total diastolic displacement, were determined by echocardiography in 101 patients with coronary artery disease. Ratio of motion of the AV plane caused by left atrial systole to the total diastolic displacement was correlated with late-to-early mitral flow peak velocity index (r = 0.7). Selecting a value of this ratio of the AV plane displacement > or = 44% to define Doppler characteristics indicating impaired left ventricular relaxation, resulted in a high sensitivity, specificity and predictive value. Its value was also validated in another prospectively examined group of coronary artery disease patients. In conclusion echocardiographic assessment of AV plane displacement can be used for the estimation of left ventricular filling in patients with coronary artery disease and particularly in detecting impaired left ventricular relaxation.
A Kranidis; K Kostopoulos; L Anthopoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1995 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-07     Completed Date:  1995-07-07     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Department of Cardiology, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / physiopathology*,  ultrasonography
Atrioventricular Node / physiopathology*,  ultrasonography
Blood Flow Velocity
Blood Pressure
Case-Control Studies
Echocardiography, Doppler, Pulsed
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Ventricular Function, Left / physiology*

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