Prediction of left ventricular pressure in infants with aortic stenosis

J. Brenner, K. R. Baker, M. A. Berman

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Peak systolic left ventricular pressure was predicted in five infants with aortic stenosis by use of a wall stress constant, K. K was determined in 10 normal infants according to the formula K = P. Ds/Ws, where P = arterial pressure by Doppler, Ds = end-systolic LV dimension, and Ws = end-systolic wall thickness. Left ventricular peak systolic pressure was estimated in five infants using the formula P = K. Ws/Ds. Excellent correlation was obtained between measured left ventricular pressure and left ventricular-aortic pressure difference at cardiac catheterisation and echo estimates. Echocardiographic assessment of the severity of aortic stenosis may be applied to infants with good results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-410
Number of pages5
JournalBritish heart journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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