Noninvasive Measurement of Cardiac Pressures by Induced Ventricular Wall Resonance: Preliminary Results in the Dog

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Experiments in the excised dog heart and in live dogs are presented wherein a method of induced right ventricular wall resonance has been utilized to estimate the pressure in the right ventricle of the heart. Externally induced cardiac wall vibrations produced low frequency signals which, when subjected to spectrum analysis and coherent signal processing, permitted close approximation of static pressures and wave forms in the right ventricle at normal and hypertensive levels.

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