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Total biventricular volume and total left ventricular volume by ultrafast computed tomography: prediction of left ventricular mass.
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PMID:  8122617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since LV hypertrophy is an independent predictor of increased cardiac mortality, a simple noninvasive measure of LV mass would be a valuable screening tool. A retrospective assessment of 50 UFCT studies was performed. Measurements of LV mass, TBV, and TLV were determined in each case. There was excellent correlation between TBV and LVM (R = 0.93) and between TLV and LV mass (R = 0.92). Also, there was minimal interobserver variability between two independent observers for estimates of both TBV (R = 0.995) and TLV (R = 0.99). Thus these preliminary data indicate that LV mass may be estimated from TBV or TLV and that these tools may assist in the identification of patients potentially at high risk for future coronary events, as indicated by the presence of increased LV mass and coronary atherosclerosis.
M S Bleiweis; S S Mao; B H Brundage
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  127     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1994 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-04-05     Completed Date:  1994-04-05     Revised Date:  2006-02-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  667-73     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance 90502.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Coronary Disease / radiography
Heart Ventricles / radiography*
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / radiography*
Middle Aged
Reproducibility of Results
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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