Evaluation of Intracardiac Filling Pressures

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The assessment of intracardiac filling pressures is fundamental for establishing the diagnosis of diastolic dysfunction, for differentiating dyspnea of cardiac origin from other etiologies, and for guiding management of patient symptoms. In this chapter, we review traditionally established and novel Doppler echocardiographic methods used for the assessment of intracardiac filling pressures. We discuss their applicability and limitations in different clinical scenarios, as well as the fundamental principles that support their implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiastology
Subtitle of host publicationClinical Approach to Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780323640671
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Annular velocities
  • LV compliance
  • LV filling pressures
  • LV relaxation
  • Tissue doppler imaging
  • Transmitral doppler

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Evaluation of Intracardiac Filling Pressures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this