Ventricular Pump Function and Failure

  • K. Redmann
  • P. P. Lunkenheimer
  • A. Lunkenheimer
  • E. Hohenberger
  • H. H. Scheld
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Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 215)


The details of normal myocardial contraction seem to be known and measurable, but the complex working conditions of the heart are not. Blix [3], later Frank [15], Straub [37] and Starling [35] and then Hill [20], Sonnenblick [34] and Braunwald [4], recently Hätz [21] and Brutsaert [6] have exhaustively described the period of mechanical activation and relaxation of the normal contractile myocardial unit, mostly by using ingenious isolated heart and heart muscle preparations. But still routine clinical methods applied to the sick heart fail to categorize heart disease in terms of its primary dysfunction.


Congestive Heart Failure Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Chamber Radius Trabecular Muscle Ventricular Pump Function 
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  • K. Redmann
  • P. P. Lunkenheimer
  • A. Lunkenheimer
  • E. Hohenberger
  • H. H. Scheld

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