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Hemodynamics and ventricular function

The following are basic references or summaries regarding hemodynamics and ventricular function.

* = these are links to other Web sites and contain information that is not published by The Hospital for Sick Children and therefore, we do not assume responsiblity for the information.

(++) = published with permission from authors

  1. Heart & Lung

Cardiopulmonary and Right-Left Heart Interactions. Redington AN (++)

  1. Ventricular Function

Assessment of normal and abnormal cardiac function. Chapter 15 by WC Little. Heart Disease – 6th Edition. Braunwald/Zipes/Libby (2001). P 470-502.

    1. Pressure-Volume

*Assessment of systolic and diastolic ventricular properties via pressure-volume analysis: a guide for clinical, translational, and basic researchers. Burkhoff D, Mirsky I, Suga H. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2005;289; H501-H512.

    1. Diastolic Function

*Clinical assessment of left ventricular diastolic function. Gibson DG, Francis DP. Heart 2003;89:231-238.

*Assessment of diastolic function: what the general cardiologist needs to know. Mottram PM, Marwick TH. Heart 2005;91:681-695.

  1. Right Ventricle

Right ventricular function. Redington AN (++)

    1. Pulmonary regurgitation:

Pulmonary regurgitation in congenital heart disease. Questions. Chaturvedi RR and Redington AN (++)

  1. Hemodynamic Calculations:

*Haemodynamic calculations in the catheter laboratory. Wilkinson JL. Heart 2001;85:113-120.

  1. Shunts

*Left-to-right cardiac shunts: comparison of measurements obtained with MR velocity mapping and with radionuclide angiography. Arheden H et al. Radiology 1999;211:453-458. This article demonstrates that Qp/Qs with RNA was 14% higher than with MR. Interobserver variability with RNA was 4x higher c/w MR mapping.