Congenital Heart Disease

Mar 23, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Congenital Heart Disease

INTRODUCTION As invasive and noninvasive methods of assessment of ventricular performance evolve, the clinical importance of diastolic function in both children and adults with congenital heart disease has become better…

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Role of Neurohormones

Mar 23, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Role of Neurohormones

INTRODUCTION The critical role of neurohormonal factors in regulating circulation and volume status has been known for over a century. The importance of neurohormonal activation in heart failure pathophysiology was…

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Evaluation of Right Ventricular Diastolic Function

Mar 23, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Evaluation of Right Ventricular Diastolic Function

INTRODUCTION Assessment of right ventricular (RV) function is an important component of the comprehensive evaluation of cardiac function in patients with known or suspected heart disease. RV function may be…

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Pacing and Diastolic Heart Failure

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INTRODUCTION According to the American Heart Association, nearly 5 million Americans are living with heart failure, and approximately 550,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Diastolic heart failure (DHF) contributes…

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Exercise Intolerance in Diastolic Heart Failure

Mar 23, 2019 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Exercise Intolerance in Diastolic Heart Failure

INTRODUCTION Exercise intolerance is the primary symptom of chronic diastolic heart failure (DHF). This chapter discusses the fundamental aspects of exercise physiology and the assessment, pathophysiology, and potential treatment of…

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