Diagnosis of left-ventricular dysfunction from induced sputum examination Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We have shown that the examination of induced sputum for haemosiderin-laden macrophages is sensitive and specific for detecting raised left-sided filling pressures associated with left-ventricular dysfunction.

authors

  • Leigh, Richard
  • Sharon, Rafael F
  • Efthimiadis, Ann
  • Hargreave, Frederick E
  • Kitching, Allan

publication date

  • September 1999