Comparison between single-beat and multiple-beat methods for estimation of right ventricular contractility

Bernard Lambermont, Patrick Segers, Alexandre Ghuysen, Vincent Tchana-Sato, Philippe Morimont, Jean-Michel Dogne, Philippe Kolh, Paul Gerard, Vincent D'Orio

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It was investigated whether pharmacologically induced changes in right ventricular contractility can be detected by a so-called "single-beat" method that does not require preload reduction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1886-90
Number of pages5
JournalCritical care medicine
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004


  • Animals
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiotonic Agents
  • Dobutamine
  • Heart Function Tests
  • Hemodynamics
  • Myocardial Contraction
  • Prospective Studies
  • Swine
  • Ventricular Function, Right

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