Echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular diastolic function

Bahar Pirat, William A. Zoghbi

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Assessment of diastolic function and left ventricular filling pressures in the setting of both normal and reduced systolic function is of major importance particularly in patients with dyspnea. Since multiple echocardiography parameters are used to assess diastolic function each with some limitations, a comprehensive approach should be applied. Transmittal Doppler flow should be evaluated in combination with newer, less load dependent Doppler techniques. Tissue Doppler imaging provides accurate, well validated data regarding diastolic properties and filling pressures of the left ventricle. Tissue Doppler imaging should be the part of a routine echocardiography study due to its ease of use and high reproducibility. Pulmonary vein Doppler and flow propagation velocity should be incorporated into the evaluation when needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-315
Number of pages6
JournalAnadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2007


  • Diastolic function
  • Echocardiography
  • Filling pressures
  • Tissue Doppler imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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