Fluxos da câmara de entrada do ventrículo esquerdo. Variação com a idade.

Translated title of the contribution: Flow in the entry chamber of the left ventricle. Changes with age

M. M. Carmo, R. Soares, T. Ferreira, R. Ferreira, L. Ferreira, J. Quininha, S. Salomão

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the influence of aging in the parameters of the left ventricle diastolic function, using 2D-Doppler echocardiography. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study of normals subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: They were studied 38 normals subjects aged between 23-70 years divided in two groups: group A--20 subjects aged less than 45 years (34.5 +/- 6) and group B--18 subjects aged greater than 45 years (55.7 +/- 8.4); we registered the left ventricle inflow flows by 2D-pulsed Doppler Echocardiography and analyzed the following indexes: E and A Velocities, E/A ratio, relations of areas under the curves of flow, E Area/Total Area (EAr/TAr), A Area/Total Area (AAr/TAr), 33% Area/Total Area (33Ar/TAr), 50% Area/Total Area (50Ar/TAr) and A Area/E Area (AAr/EAr). RESULTS: E Vel and E/A ratio are significantly higher in the group A (p less than 0.001), both decreasing with aging, respectively r = -0.71 and r = 0.63; on the other way, the relative contribution of atrial systole to the left ventricle diastolic filling is significantly higher in the group B(ArA/ArT p less than 0.001; AAr/EAr p less than 0.001), increasing significantly with aging, r = 0.64 and r = 0.69, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: There is an increasing of atrial contribution to the left ventricular diastolic filling in the elderly, so in comparative studies it must be used control groups with the same age.

Translated title of the contributionFlow in the entry chamber of the left ventricle. Changes with age
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)319-322
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Cardiologia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1990


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