Length-Circumference Relations of the Left Ventricle
Changes in length and circumference of the left ventricle were recorded simultaneously by variable resistance gages on its external surface in intact dogs. The absolute changes in circumference were considerably greater than the changes in length, but the relative changes in these dimensions were similar (averaging around 2 to 3 per cent). Under most circumstances, the length and circumference vary in the same direction but occasionally inexplicable differences in response were observed.
- Received July 5, 1955.
- © 1955 American Heart Association, Inc.