ventricular filling pressure

ven·tric·u·lar fill·ing pres·sure

the pressure in the ventricle as it fills with blood, ordinarily equivalent to the mean atrial pressure when there is no AV valvular gradient. Atrial pressure can be used in place of transmural pressure because pericardial pressure usually varies between -2 and +2 mm Hg and hence is negligible. During cardiac tamponade, pericardial and atrial pressures equilibrate so that transmural pressure is zero and the high atrial presures cannot be "filling" pressures.
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Main purpose of selecting this study was to become aware of right ventricular infarction and its various complications like arrhythmias and conduction disorders, which not only requires appropriate therapy but also avoidance of inappropriate therapy that might reduce right ventricular filling pressure and cardiac output and in turn prove to be disastrous.
Noninvasive estimation of left ventricular filling pressure by E/e' is a powerful predictor of survival after acute myocardial infarction.
An increase in the left ventricular filling pressure decreases Ea velocity and increases E-wave velocity, thus increasing the E/Ea ratio.
Sharma R, Pellerin D, Gaze DC, Mehta RL, Gregson H, Streather CP, et al (2006) Mitral peak Doppler E-wave to peak mitral annulus velocity ratio is an accurate estimate of left ventricular filling pressure and predicts mortality in end-stage renal disease.
The large EPSS is the indicator of high left ventricular filling pressure and poor cardiac output in DCM.
2005) Elevated NT-ProBNP levels in patients with increased left ventricular filling pressure during exercise despite preserved systolic function.
3 CVP is a value indicating right atrial pressure or right ventricular filling pressure.
Major Finding: In patients with diastolic heart failure, spironolactone cut left ventricular filling pressure by 5%, compared with a 6% rise with placebo.
Cardiovascular drugs, such as nitro-glycerine, reduce both systemic arterial pressure and venous return, thus reducing the right ventricular filling pressure and indirectly the left ventricular filling pressure [21].
14) Obesity may increase left ventricular dilatation by increasing left ventricular filling pressure and volume.
Cyanosis may manifest itself for the first time during pregnancy, due to the rise in right ventricular filling pressure.
Depressed arterial baroreflex sensitivity and not reduced heart rate variability identifies patients with chronic heart failure and nonsustained ventricular tachycardia: the effect of high ventricular filling pressure.

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