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Neurohormonal and Hemodynamic Data in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy Depending on Inotropic and Lusitropic Abnormalities

  • J. Dusleag
  • W. Klein
  • B. Eber
  • B. Rotman
  • V. Weinrauch
Conference paper

Abstract

The term “congestive heart failure” which has been applied to a wide variety of diseases states, was once viewed as a single entity [1]. With the advances in our understanding of the coupling between the heart and circulation the distinction between isotropic respectively systolic and lusitropic respectively diastolic abnormalities has come to be of considerable clinical importance. Both the systolic and diastolic dysfunction can produce the hemodynamic abnormalities characteristic of congestive heart failure [2, 3].

Key words

Dilated cardiomyopathy Systolic and diastolic dysfunction Neurohormonal abnormalities 

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References

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    Soufer R, Wohlgelernter D, Vita NA et al. (1985) Intact systolic left ventricular function in clinical congestive heart failure. Am J Cardiol 55: 1032–1036PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Dusleag
    • 1
  • W. Klein
    • 1
  • B. Eber
    • 1
  • B. Rotman
    • 1
  • V. Weinrauch
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital GrazGrazAustria

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