Relation between contractile reserve and improvement in left ventricular function with beta-blocker therapy in patients with heart failure secondary to ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Myocardial Contraction
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left

abstract

  • Beta blockers improve left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction but patient responses are heterogenous. We investigated the role of contractile reserve (CR) in predicting beta-blocker response in ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy. Resting and low-dose dobutamine echocardiograms were recorded in 32 patients with heart failure (LV ejection fraction

publication date

  • April 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2003.12.023

PubMed ID

  • 15050488

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 854

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 93

number

  • 7