Figure 5. A: There was mild pressure gradient across the aortic valve suggestive of mild aortic stenosis. B: After isoproterenol, LV pressure at LV apex increased up to 180-200 mmHg while arterial pressure dropped down to 80 mmHg, resulting in 80-100mmHg intracavitary LV pressure gradient. Note that the arterial wave form showed double peaks consistent with bisferiens pulse due to intracavitary LV obstruction


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