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dP/dt(max) - A measure of 'baroinometry'
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PMID:  22326878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
dP/dt(max) is the maximal rate of rise of (usually) left ventricular pressure (LVP), but it is determined by myocardial contractility and the loading conditions on the ventricle, thus it is an imperfect and sometimes incorrect predictor of the inotropic state (myocardial contractility). The value of dP/dt(max) to represent contractility may be improved by adjusting it to ventricular end-diastolic volume (pre-load) or by calculating dP/dt as a function of LVP during isovolumetric contraction and determining the maximal value. Every investigator who uses dP/dt(max) should record this parameter while venous return is changed in order to observe how dependent dP/dt(max) is on pre-load. Since dP/dt(max) does not represent only the inotropic state, we coined the term baroinometry to represent that dP/dt(max) is determined by aortic pressure (baro), the inotropic state (ino), and the length (meter). dP/dt(max) measures the inotropic state only when loading conditions are unchanged.
Robert L Hamlin; Carlos Del Rio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pharmacological and toxicological methods     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-488X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9206091     Medline TA:  J Pharmacol Toxicol Methods     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
QTest Labs United States; Ohio State University, United States.
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