myocardial compliance


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myocardial compliance

The ease with which the heart muscle relaxes as it fills with blood.
See also: compliance
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DT is a parameter that reflects myocardial compliance. Previous studies have demonstrated that when myocardial compliance is decreased, the time to achieve balance between the left ventricular and arterial pressure in the diastolic phase is the shortest, and DT is also decreased accordingly (DT <150 ms).
Fibrosis decreases myocardial compliance and causes cardiac dysfunction.
These results suggest that there may be no level of exercise intensity that directly affects age related normative decline of LV myocardial compliance. Considering the recent reports(10,11) that endurance exercise improves peripheral arterial vasoreactivity, we hypothesize that this improvement applies to coronary arteries as well.