The contractile state of the human left ventricle (LV) is often assessed by its end-systolic elastance (Ees) . This index is calculated as the slope of the linear end-systolic pressure-volume relationship (ESPVR), which connects the upper left corners of pressure-volume loops obtained under various loading conditions (figure 1).
A New Non-Invasive Method for Assessing the Intrinsic Active Strength of Human Left Ventricular Tissue
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Claessens, TE, Rietzschel, ER, De Buyzere, ML, De Bacquer, D, De Backer, G, Gillebert, TC, Van Ransbeeck, P, Verdonck, PR, & Segers, P. "A New Non-Invasive Method for Assessing the Intrinsic Active Strength of Human Left Ventricular Tissue." Proceedings of the ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference. Keystone, Colorado, USA. June 20–24, 2007. pp. 185-186. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2007-176314
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