Critical Evaluation of Stress-Volume in Systole

  • L. Bonandi
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (volume 21)


The extent of the myocardial fiber shortening is influenced by the initial length (preload), by the forces that oppose its shortening (afterload) and by its contractile state which — as it has demonstrated — can be described in terms of instantaneous force-velocitylength relations of the myocardial fiber.


Left Ventricle Wall Stress Aortic Valve Disease Myocardial Fiber Hand Panel 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Bonandi
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  1. 1.Cattedra di CardiologiaUniversità degli Studi di BresciaItaly

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