oa South African Medical Journal - Maximal rate of fall of left ventricular pressure in cardiomyopathy and constrictive pericarditis

Volume 49, Issue 32
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The maximal rate of fall of left ventricular pressure (peak negative dp/dt) was measured in 4 patients with congestive cardiomyopathy (primary myocardial disease), in 5 patients with constrictive pericarditis and in 3 controls.

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