The Heart as a Muscle and a Pump: Ventricular Function of the Heart in Ischemic Heart Disease

  • Dirk L. Brutsaert
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 62)


The evaluation of left ventricular function (LVFu) in ischemic heart disease (IHD) must include measurements not only of global function, but — because of the highly specific regional or segmental nature of the disease — also of regional function which of course may have a seconary repercussion on global performance. Moreover, these measurements must take into account both the contraction and, given the early relaxation abnormalities in IHD, the relaxation phase of the cardiac cycle.


Ischemic Heart Disease Left Ventricular Relaxation Regional Myocardial Function Regional Dysfunction Relaxation Abnormality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk L. Brutsaert
    • 1
  1. 1.The Department of Physiology and MedicineUniversity of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium

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