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Use of continuous-wave Doppler echocardiography to evaluate the hemodynamic importance of atrial systole in patients with mitral stenosis.
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PMID:  15227174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Continuous-wave Doppler echocardiography was used to assess the hemodynamic role of left atrial systole and its effect on left ventricular performance in 31 patients with pure mitral stenosis. Seventeen (group I) had severe stenosis, and 14 (group II) had mild-to-moderate stenosis. The contribution of atrial systole to cardiac output was 15% in group I and 24% in group II (p < 0.01). This study shows the effectiveness of using continuous-wave Doppler echocardiography to assess the influence of atrial systole on left ventricular performance in patients with mitral stenosis.
B Stojnic; Z Krajcer; S Anicic; M Prcovic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1990  
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Created Date:  2004-06-30     Completed Date:  2005-05-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-22     Citation Subset:  -    
The Department of Cardiology, Military Medical Academy, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
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