Implications of Pericardial Pressure for the Evaluation of Diastolic Dysfunction
An unappreciated change in pericardial pressure may alter the interpretation of measurements of left ventricular isovolumic relaxation and of the diastolic pressure-volume relationship both qualitatively and quantitatively. However, before these problems can be discussed it is necessary to define what is meant by pericardial pressure and to specify its magnitude.
KeywordsTransmural Pressure Balloon Pressure Rial Pressure Pericardial Pressure Ventricular Diastolic Pressure
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