Global Strain Rate (SRivr) Wang et al Global Diastolic SR for LV Relaxation Circ. 2007; 115:1376-1383.
LA Volume Barometer of the chronicity of diastolic dysfunction. LA volume correlates with risk of cardiovascular events including MI, CVA, A fib and CHF. More stable than LV filling pressures. Douglas PS. The left atrium: a biomarker of chronic diastolic dysfunction and cardiovascular disease risk. JACC 2002;42:1206-7.
Objectives Defining Diastole Diastolic Function Measurements Diastolic Function Grades
Summary Diastole is a complex, energy dependent process. Echo indices of diastolic fn include: –Transmitral Doppler inflow –Tissue Doppler velocities –Pulmonary venous Doppler flow –Color M-mode propagation velocity Diastolic dysfunction is a measurable, step-wise progression from normal to irreversible.
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