Invasive Assessment of Left Ventricular Function in Ischemic Heart Disease

  • A. Chiddo
  • A. Gaglione
  • D. Quagliara
  • P. Rizzon
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (volume 21)


Left ventricular function considerably affects prognosis and choice of treatment in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Nevertheless, a correct assessment of left ventricular (LV) performance, irrespective of the influence of pre- and after-load, is a hard and still unresolved problem, although solving it has been the aim of a number of clinical and experimental studies.


Wall Stress Coronary Artery Disease Patient Left Ventricular Pressure Coronary Artery Disease Group Left Ventricular Relaxation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Chiddo
    • 1
  • A. Gaglione
    • 1
  • D. Quagliara
    • 1
  • P. Rizzon
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of CardiologyUniversity of BariBariItaly

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