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Fig. 3 | Annals of Intensive Care

Fig. 3

From: Determinants of left ventricular ejection fraction and a novel method to improve its assessment of myocardial contractility

Fig. 3

Concordance analysis for percentage changes in different approaches for estimating left ventricular contractility and end-systolic elastance (Ees) during different experimental stages. Four-quadrant plots showing the relationship between percentage changes in left ventricular (LV) end-systolic elastance (Ees) and different approaches studied: standard LVEF calculation, LVEF adjusted to effective arterial elastance (Ea = left ventricular end-systolic pressure/stroke volume) and peripheral Ea-adjusted LVEF (Eaperiph = radial mean arterial pressure/stroke volume). Excellent trending capability was assumed when ≥ 90% of the data lie in the right-upper and the left-lower quadrants. Open circles with bars represent the mean percentage change on each stage. Dashed green lines represent the line of equality

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