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Title: Relationship between left ventricular pressure and the calibrated apexcardiogram during abrupt outflow obstruction
Authors: Aubert, A E ×
Denef, B
Denys, B G
Jongeneel, F
Kesteloot, Hugo
De Geest, H #
Issue Date: Jan-1986
Series Title: Cardiology vol:73 issue:1 pages:1-12
Abstract: In order to study the influence of sudden left ventricular pressure rise on the calibrated apexcardiogram, 181 acute aortic occlusions were performed during systole in 7 dog experiments. For each beat preceding (CO) an occlusion and each occlusion (OC), peak systolic amplitude of left ventricular pressure (CO: 118.5 +/- 17.8 mm Hg; OC: 205.8 +/- 38.7 mm Hg) and apexcardiogram (CO: 48.8 +/- 16.7 mm Hg; OC: 63.0 +/- 25.8 mm Hg) were measured. Pressure gradients, ratios and surface areas of all tracings were digitally calculated. The cross-correlation function between pressure and apexcardiogram was also calculated in order to determine time lags. Significant correlations were found: between surface ratios and pressure gradient of pressure (r = 0.80, p less than 0.001) and of apexcardiogram (r = 0.79, p less than 0.001); between surface ratios of pressure and surface of apexcardiogram (r = 0.52, p less than 0.001). The data suggest that during isovolumic systole, the time integral of the left ventricular pressure and its change during the ejection phase define to a large extent the general shape and size of the apexcardiogram.
ISSN: 0008-6312
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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