To evaluate the effects of uncomplicated revascularization surgery on resting global and regional left ventricular function we studied 34 patients, enrolled consecutively, by radionuclide angiocardiography. After surgery, we found no significant change in global left ventricular ejection fraction; this was true even in the subgroup of 14 patients who developed paradoxical septal motion. This finding indicates that the development of paradoxical septal motion after uncomplicated cardiac surgery does not compromise global left ventricular function. Both in the subgroup of patients with paradoxical septal motion and in the subgroup without paradoxical septal motion regional ejection fraction calculations showed the same postoperative pattern consisting of increase of the proximal and distal posterolateral regional ejection fraction, increase in the inferoapical regional ejection fraction and unchanged proximal and distal septal regional ejection fraction. In our patients paradoxical septal motion is not due to pericardial effusion, conduction disturbance, septal ischemia or infarction. Our data suggest that the anteromedial translation of the entire heart during systole, due to surgical removal of constraints, may account for both the false improvement of posterolateral and inferoapical regional wall motion and the development of paradoxical septal motion.

Effects of uncomplicated coronary artery bypass graft surgery on global and regional left ventricular function at rest. Study by equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography / D. D. Nardo;Q. Caretta;C. Mercanti;N. Alessandri;G. Scibilia;R. Chiavarelli;M. Antolini;G. Pitucco;V. Caputo;B. Marino. - In: CARDIOLOGY. - ISSN 0008-6312. - ELETTRONICO. - 76(1989), pp. 285-292.

Effects of uncomplicated coronary artery bypass graft surgery on global and regional left ventricular function at rest. Study by equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography.

CARETTA, QUINTILIO;
1989

Abstract

To evaluate the effects of uncomplicated revascularization surgery on resting global and regional left ventricular function we studied 34 patients, enrolled consecutively, by radionuclide angiocardiography. After surgery, we found no significant change in global left ventricular ejection fraction; this was true even in the subgroup of 14 patients who developed paradoxical septal motion. This finding indicates that the development of paradoxical septal motion after uncomplicated cardiac surgery does not compromise global left ventricular function. Both in the subgroup of patients with paradoxical septal motion and in the subgroup without paradoxical septal motion regional ejection fraction calculations showed the same postoperative pattern consisting of increase of the proximal and distal posterolateral regional ejection fraction, increase in the inferoapical regional ejection fraction and unchanged proximal and distal septal regional ejection fraction. In our patients paradoxical septal motion is not due to pericardial effusion, conduction disturbance, septal ischemia or infarction. Our data suggest that the anteromedial translation of the entire heart during systole, due to surgical removal of constraints, may account for both the false improvement of posterolateral and inferoapical regional wall motion and the development of paradoxical septal motion.
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D. D. Nardo;Q. Caretta;C. Mercanti;N. Alessandri;G. Scibilia;R. Chiavarelli;M. Antolini;G. Pitucco;V. Caputo;B. Marino
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