Left ventricular function in massive pulmonary embolism

J. S. Alpert, G. S. Francis, W. V.R. Vieweg, S. I. Thompson, K. C. Stanton, A. D. Hagan

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Serial echocardiographic and angiographic measurements of left ventricular function were obtained in a patient with massive pulmonary embolism before and after pulmonary embolectomy. These data suggest that left ventricular dysfunction secondary to right ventricular failure is the result of markedly decreased left ventricular filling in this setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-111
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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