Pressure Events of the Cardiac Cycle in the Dog
Normal Right and Left Heart
Simultaneous pressure curves from the cardiac cavities, aorta and pulmonary artery of dogs were recorded by manometers of equal sensitivity. It was found that left ventricular pressure during ejection is practically identical with that of the aorta. In the majority of dogs atrial and ventricular end-diastolic pressures were equal. The temporal relations of events in the right and left heart were similar to those reported in man, but the duration of the cardiac cycle is too dependent on cycle length to permit comparison.
- Received April 16, 1956.
- © 1956 American Heart Association, Inc.