Published in MD Week, December 16th, 2005
Study 1: A recent report compares tissue Doppler echocardiography with B-type natriuretic peptide measurement in the emergency diagnosis of decompensated heart failure with preserved left ventricular systolic function.
Scientists in France report, "Tissue Doppler echocardiography provides a reliable noninvasive estimation of left ventricular (LV) filling pressures irrespective of LV ejection fraction. However, the diagnostic accuracy of E/Ea ratio has not been adequately determined in patients with suspected heart failure (HF) with preserved LV systolic function in the...
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