Cardiovascular Diseases Poster Session
Left ventricular (LV) dysfunction may result from a variety of insults, all of which may initiate a self-perpetuating process of ventricular remodeling (1). Ventricular remodeling can follow myocardial infarction, mechanical overload (for example, in hypertension or valvular heart disease), and also occurs in inflammation and dilated cardiomyopathy (DC) (2). Currently this process is considered to be a mechanism of progression from LV dysfunction to heart failure (3).
While LV remodeling as a consequence of myocardial infarction has been well established in animal and human studies, there is a great deal of clinical investigative interest in studying ventricular remodeling in DC. In the present study, echocardiography and Doppler cardiography were used to determine whether in patients with DC ventricular remodeling is related to clinical status, systolic and diastolic LV function.
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|Nikitin, NP.; Alyavi, AL.; Goloskokova, V.; Grachev, AV.; (1998). Left Ventricular Remodeling In Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Relation To Clinical Status And Cardiac Function. Presented at INABIS '98 - 5th Internet World Congress on Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, Canada, Dec 7-16th. Available at URL http://www.mcmaster.ca/inabis98/cvdisease/nikitin0616/index.html|
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