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Table 3 PVR cut-off for different targets

From: Myocardial contractility in the stress echo lab: from pathophysiological toy to clinical tool

Author, year Stress PVR cutoff (mmHg/mL/m2) Clinical target
Bombardini et al., JASE 2003 [6] EX <4.7 Patients vs normal
Agricola et al., Am J Cardiol 2005 [18] EX < 2.1 Pulmonary hypertension in MR
Bombardini et al., Int J Cardiol 2008 [15] EX < 2.2 Prognosis in negative stress
Agricola et al., Int J Cardiol 2008 [23] EX < 0.4 Prognosis in MR in DCM/DC
Jellis et al., Circ Cl 2010 [28] EX ≤ 12 Subclinical heart disease in diabetic type 2
Grosu et al., Eur Heart J 2005 [7] DOB < 0.2 Prognosis in DCM/DC
Otasevic et al., Heart 2006 [20] DOB < 0.4 Prognosis in DCM
Ciampi et al., JASE 2010 [22] DOB > 1.4 Exercise tolerance in CHF
Ciampi et al., Am Heart J 2010 [24] DOB > 0.7 CRT responders
Otasevic et al., Eur J Heart Fail 2005 [21] DIP < 0.6 Prognosis in DCM
Bombardini et al., JASE 2011 [17] DIP ≤ 0 Subclinical heart disease in heart donors
Bombardini et al., Eur J Heart Fail 2005 [8] PM < 2.5 Patients vs normal
  1. CHF = Chronic heart failure; CRT = Cardiac resynchronization therapy; DC = Dilated ischemic cardiomyopathy; DCM = Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy; DIP = Dipyridamole; DOB = Dobutamine; EX = Exercise; MR = Mitral regurgitation; PM = Pace-maker; PVR = Pressure-volume relation.
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