Impact Of Pericardial Effusion On Cardiac Mechanics In Patients With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Salvatore Pasta, Francesco Scardulla, Antonino Rinaudo, Cesare Scardulla, Salvatore Pasta

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Dilated cardiomyopathy (CDM) is a degenerative disease of the myocardium accompanied by left ventricular (LV) remodeling, resulting in an impaired pump performance. Differently, pericardial effusion(PE) is a liquid accumulation in the pericardial cavity, which may inhibit blood filling of heart chambers.Clinical evidence show that PE may improve pump performance in patients with CDM. Therefore, thisstudy aims to assess wall stress and global function of patients with CDM, PE as compared to healthy patient. These findings suggests that CDM has an important implication in the mechanical changes of LV and right ventricle by increasing wall stress and reducing pump function. Conversely, PE determineslowering myocardial fiber stress and improves global function as compared to those of CDM
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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