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Methods used for the assessment of LV systolic function: common currency or tower of Babel?


Marwick, TH, Methods used for the assessment of LV systolic function: common currency or tower of Babel?, Heart, 99, (15) pp. 1078-1086. ISSN 1355-6037 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2012-303433


The last decade has produced a proliferation of techniques for the assessment of left ventricular systolic function, and there now seems to be more choice than seems rational for the questions that we need answers to. In some instances, simple estimation is all that is required-the risk stratification process is inexact, as emphasised by the variety of modalities used to characterise ejection fraction (EF) in studies that validated the efficacy of treatments selected on the basis of EF. Nonetheless, while technical advances often cause disruption and confusion, it would be wrong to dismiss them as lacking benefit. The purpose of this review is to try to provide rational grounds for selecting both test modality and physiological parameter in various specific clinical situations. Copyright Article author (or their employer) 2013.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)
ID Code:85310
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:38
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2013-06-26
Last Modified:2016-11-03

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