The study of left ventricular diastolic function by Doppler echocardiography: the essential for the clinician

Submitted: January 20, 2016
Accepted: January 20, 2016
Published: January 21, 2016
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The study of diastolic function by Doppler-echocardiography is complex and demanding. The cardiologist/echocardiographist must have a systematic approach to the study of left ventricular diastolic function, not only based on the Doppler index, but integrating Doppler patterns with other echo-parameters (chamber dimensions, wall thicknesses, systolic function, valve function and morphology) and clinical information. A rational interpretation of clinical and instrumental data can allow a correct diagnosis, which is essential for clinical decision-making.



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Vizzardi, Enrico, Pompilio Faggiano, Ermanna Chiari, Diego Maffeo, Silvia Frattini, Francesca Bellandi, Savina Nodari, and Livio Dei Cas. 2016. “The Study of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function by Doppler Echocardiography: The Essential for the Clinician”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 72 (1).