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Determinants of Echo-Doppler Indices of Left Ventricular Filling in Patients with Chronic Lung Diseases

  • A. Torbicki
  • I. Hawrylkiewicz
  • Z. Miskiewicz
  • T. Pasierski
  • K. Skwarski
  • R. Tramarin
  • J. Zielinski
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Abstract

Consequences of chronic lung diseases on left ventricular (LV) diastolic function have not been extensively studied.1 Recent communications suggested, that LV filling in patients with COPD may be abnorma1.2,3 Louie et al. using Doppler echocardiography found evidence of left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction in patients with primary pulmonary hypertension.4

Keywords

Pulmonary Hypertension Chronic Lung Disease Pulmonary Arterial Pressure Left Ventricular Filling Primary Pulmonary Hypertension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Torbicki
    • 1
  • I. Hawrylkiewicz
    • 2
  • Z. Miskiewicz
    • 1
  • T. Pasierski
    • 1
  • K. Skwarski
    • 2
  • R. Tramarin
    • 3
  • J. Zielinski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Hypertension and AngiologyAcademy of MedicineWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of Respiratory Medicine, Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung DiseasesUniversity HospitalWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Division of Cardiology, Clinica del Lavoro Foundation, Institute of Care and ResearchMedical Center of RehabilitationMontescanoItaly

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