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Interdependence of the left and right ventricles in health and disease.

Authors
  • Clyne, C A
  • Alpert, J S
  • Benotti, J R
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Heart Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1989
Volume
117
Issue
6
Pages
1366–1373
Identifiers
PMID: 2658522
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Since the publication of Bernheim's report it has been clear that the anatomic and functional integrity of each ventricle is an important determinant of the functional characteristics of the other ventricle. How the ventricles interact in health and disease has been of interest to many investigators. This article reviews and considers the structure and function of each ventricle as an independent subunit and as a unified pumping system in the healthy state and in various disease states.

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