Ventricular Function at Rest and During Exercise / Ventrikelfunktion in Ruhe und während Belastung

International Symposium, Geneva, October 15–17, 1975

  • H. Roskamm
  • Ch. Hahn
Conference proceedings

Part of the International Boehringer Mannheim Symposia book series (BOEHRINGER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Physiology of Ventricular Function

  3. Evaluation of Ventricular Function in Man

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. P. Stürzenhofecker, K. Schnellbacher, H. Roskamm
      Pages 26-30
    3. U. Gleichmann, A. Neitzert, H. M. Mertens, H. Schmidt, U. Sigwart, J. Steiner
      Pages 44-48
    4. W. Rafflenbeul, I. Amende, R. Simon, J.-H. Engel, P. Lichtlen
      Pages 53-56
    5. W. Bleifeld, P. Hanrath, S. Effert
      Pages 57-59
  4. Ventricular Function in Different Types of Heart Disease

  5. Significances for Clinician

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. D. T. Mason, R. R. Miller
      Pages 104-111
    3. H. Schmutzler, G. Grosse, W. Rutsch, H. Paeprer, U. Michel, T. Krais
      Pages 125-128
    4. R. J. Flemma, J. C. Walker
      Pages 144-147
    5. H. J. C. Swan, K. Chatterjee, V. S. Kaushik, J. Matloff
      Pages 148-150
    6. H. Roskamm, Ch. Hahn
      Pages 173-183
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-186

About these proceedings


H. RoSKAMM This International Symposium to be held on the occasion of the third anniversary of our institution and under the auspices of the European Society of Cardiology is entitled "Ventricular Function at Rest and During Exercise". We have chosen the general term "ventricular function", because we want to include the different aspects of myocardial function like contrac­ tility, relaxation and compliance and their influence upon the overall pumping function of the heart. Heart failure at rest is a rather advanced outcome of a continuous spectrum of function disturbances. In order to grade these, it is reasonable to differentiate between pump function of the heart as a whole and muscle function of the myocardium. Compen­ satory factors like hypertrophy or the Frank-Starling mechanism may maintain the overall pump function of the ventricle, despite a defect in the underlying myocardial contractility. The time sequence of the func­ tional disturbances may be as follows (Fig. 1): EXERCISE £""-----,--------------, >- " 5 ~, ~ ~, ~ '~ I o u f--~__;_;IJ"_'_~'"'"* t REST II Fig. 1. Schematic presen­ REDUCTION OF CON REDUCTION OF CON PUMP FAILURE tation of time sequence of TRACTILITY RESERVE TRACTllITY . or REST progression in deteriortation _ TIME of ventricular function xvn The lower line represents contractility at rest, the upper one contrac­ tility during maximum exercise; the range between these two lines can be called contractility reserve.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. Roskamm
    • 1
  • Ch. Hahn
    • 2
  1. 1.RehabilitationszentrumSüdring 15Bad KrozingenGermany
  2. 2.Höpital CantonalClinique Universitaire de ChirurgieGeneve 4Switzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-07707-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-66351-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0173-0282
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