Systolic time intervals: basis and application
Systole, like diastole, can be divided into physiologically (and ultimately clinically) significant intervals. They have been explicitly or intuitively measured for more than a century, but the modern application of systolic time intervals (STI) results from the work of Blumberger; all subsequent work has been variations on the remarkable range of his physiologic, clinical and pharmacologic investigations, though perhaps with more sophisticated statistical analyses. More recent interest in STI was stimulated by the many contributions of Weissler.
KeywordsMitral Regurgitation Pericardial Effusion Heart Sound Aortic Valve Disease Systolic Time Interval
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