oa South African Medical Journal - Left ventricular diastolic pressure-volume relations in man

Volume 50, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Diastolic function of the left ventricle was analysed in patients with different cardiac diseases: acute and chronic volume overload (in aortic and mitral incompetence), pressure overload and inappropriate ventricular hypertrophy (aortic stenosis and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), congestive cardiomyopathy, and constrictive pericarditis.

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