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What does LAP stand for?

LAP stands for Left Atrial Pressure


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Cardiac right-to-left shunts may be intermittent because of briefly elevated right-sided cardiac pressures that cause right atrial pressure to be higher than left atrial pressure, creating a patent foramen ovale (PFO) (Carey, Boltax, Dickey, & Finkelstein, 1999; Cheng, 1976).
As the surface area of the fossa ovalis membrane is larger than that of the foramen ovale, shortly after birth, the left atrial pressure rises and the flap of the fossa ovalis membrane is lightly pushed against the septum secundum and closes the foramen ovale functionally.
What we can offer therapeutically to patients with diastolic dysfunction is limited to: judicious use of diuretics without overdoing it and thereby worsening cardiac output; slowing the heart rate to provide enough time in diastole to allow the ventricle to fill to the maximum possible extent; controlling blood pressure; and maintaining sinus rhythm, since mean left atrial pressure goes up dramatically during atrial fibrillation in a patient with a stiff ventricle.