Left Ventricle

  • Annette Vegas


  • The left ventricle (LV) is the largest chamber in a normal heart.

  • Determining LV size and function is often the focus of an echocardiographic exam

  • The LV is assessed for size (cavity dimensions, volume), mass (wall thickness), and function in systole and diastole using different echocardiographic parameters.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Annette Vegas
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  1. 1.Professor of Anesthesiology, Former Director of Perioperative TEE, Department of AnesthesiaToronto General Hospital, University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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