Evaluation of Right Ventricular Diastolic Function

Dimitrios Maragiannis, Sherif F. Nagueh

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Echocardiography plays an important role in the evaluation of right ventricular (RV) function. Importantly, noninvasive indices of RV diastolic function are associated with worse outcomes in patients with pulmonary hypertension and chronic heart failure. There are several diseases associated with RV diastolic dysfunction, including group I pulmonary hypertension, congenital heart disease, pulmonary embolism, right ventricular ischemia or infarction, and cardiomyopathies. Echocardiographic assessment of RV diastolic function relies on several two-dimensional and Doppler variables. This chapter reviews the noninvasive indices of RV diastolic function, including their correlation with RV filling pressures.

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


  • Diastolic function
  • Echocardiography
  • Right atrial pressure
  • Right atrium
  • Right ventricle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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