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The left ventricle in critical illness 

The left ventricle in critical illness
Chapter:
The left ventricle in critical illness
Source:
Acute and Critical Care Echocardiography
Author(s):

Claire Colebourn

and Jim Newton

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198757160.003.0002

This chapter reviews the structure and physiology of the left ventricle and details assessment methods and their safe usage. It looks in detail at the effects of critical illness on left ventricular function, specifically including the effect of sepsis, ischaemia, and drug toxicity.

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