Relation of left ventricular longitudinal and circumferential shortening to ejection fraction in the presence or in the absence of mild hypertension Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular

abstract

  • Left ventricular ejection is produced principally by circumferential shortening and is related independently to the relative wall thickness. In the presence of arterial hypertension and an altered cardiac load, longitudinal shortening becomes an important mechanism by which to augment ejection, thereby offsetting the reduction in midwall shortening.

publication date

  • October 2, 1997

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004872-199715090-00012

PubMed ID

  • 9321749

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1011

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 15

number

  • 9