left ventricular ejection time


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left ven·tric·u·lar e·jec·tion time (LVET),

the time measured clinically from onset to incisural notch of the carotid or other pulse; properly, the time of ejection of blood from the left ventricle beginning with aortic valve opening and ending with aortic valve closure.

left ven·tric·u·lar e·jec·tion time

(LVET) (left ven-trik'yŭ-lăr ē-jek'shŭn tīm)
The time measured clinically from onset to incisural notch of the carotid or other pulse; properly, the time of ejection of blood from the left ventricle, beginning with aortic valve opening and ending with aortic valve closing.
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