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Left ventricular filling.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18313624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During diastole, the left ventricle receives blood from the left atrium that is subsequently ejected into the systemic circulation. In simple terms, the efficiency of left ventricular (LV) filling can be measured as the ability to receive a large volume of blood at a rapid filling rate under low filling pressures. Numerous passive and active properties of the myocardial fibers together with physical-geometric properties contribute to the process of LV filling through three primary functions: LV relaxation, LV compliance, and left atrial function. Diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure therefore occur as a consequence of impairment in any one or a combination of these.
Mario J Garcia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart failure clinics     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1551-7136     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-03     Completed Date:  2008-03-25     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231934     Medline TA:  Heart Fail Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diastole / physiology*
Heart Atria
Heart Ventricles / ultrasonography
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / physiopathology*,  ultrasonography
Ventricular Function*

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