Arterial Ventricular Coupling (AVC)

  • Simone CipaniEmail author
  • Francesco Maria Traina
  • Armando Sarti


AVC represents an important parameter of interaction between the heart and vascular system. The evaluation of the cardiovascular function through arterial ventricular coupling is able to furnish pathophysiological information in the assessment of critical illness patients.


Left ventricular function Pressure-volume loop Elastance Cardiac output Left ventricular aortic coupling 

Further Reading

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    Wang J, et al. Current perspectives on cardiac function in patients with diastolic heart failure. Circulation. 2009;119:1146–57.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Faconti L, et al. Arterial-ventricular coupling and parameters of vascular stiffness in hypertensive patients: role of gender. JRSM Cardiovasc Dis. 2017;6:1–8.Google Scholar
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    Pittarello D, et al. Alterations in left ventricular-arterial coupling and mechanical efficiency produced by remifentanil during cardiac anesthesia. Minerva Anestesiol. 2001;67:133–47.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Cipani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Francesco Maria Traina
    • 2
  • Armando Sarti
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Intensive CareSanta Maria Nuova HospitalFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.University of Florence, Medical School Largo BrambillaFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesia and Intensive CareSS Maria Annunziata HospitalFlorenceItaly

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