LA CURVA DI PRESSIONE ARTERIOSA POLMONARE DI INCUNEAMENTO NELLA DIAGNOSI DI STENOSI MITRALICA

Translated title of the contribution: The wedging pulmonary pressure curve in the diagnosis of mitral stenosis

G. Specchia, S. de Servi, L. Angoli, A. Mussini, M. L. Colombo, E. Bramucci

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Abstract

Technical prerequisites to the obtaining of a useful pulmonary capillary curve is described, together with curve morphologies and pressure values in the normal subject. Curve shapes in mitral stenosis and insufficiency are also illustrated. Attention is drawn to the unreliability of evaluation criteria for the predominance of defects on morphological grounds under basal conditions. Certain pharmacodynamic tests are useful in this respect, since they will show up relatively minor valve defects. These tests are free of side-effects and risk to the patient.

Translated title of the contributionThe wedging pulmonary pressure curve in the diagnosis of mitral stenosis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)433-440
Number of pages8
JournalMinerva Cardioangiologica
Volume25
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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