[Comparative studies of contractile heart function using impedance, echo-, radio- and apex cardiography]

Z Gesamte Inn Med. 1985 Jul 1;40(13):388-92.
[Article in German]


89 patients (31 healthy subjects, 31 hypertensives, and 27 patients with coronary heart disease) were examined simultaneously by means of impedance (ICG)-, ultrasonic (UCG)-, radio (RCG)-, and calib. and diff. apex cardiography (cACG). There were found significant correlations between the ICG-, UCG-, and RCG-parameters, all describing the heart function in the auxotonic ejection phase. Whereas there were no significant correlations between the methods mentioned and the cACG. Of all investigated parameters in hypertensives only the quotient A/S of cACG is significantly increased compared with persons with healthy heart and circulation. In patients with coronary heart disease all the parameters of the auxotonic ejection phase are significantly decreased, the isometric contraction time and the quotient A/S are increased.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cardiac Output*
  • Cardiography, Impedance
  • Coronary Disease / diagnosis*
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / diagnosis*
  • Indium
  • Kinetocardiography
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Contraction*
  • Serum Albumin, Radio-Iodinated
  • Stroke Volume


  • Serum Albumin, Radio-Iodinated
  • Indium
  • indium trichloride