LV Diastology (2009)

The LV doesn’t just squeeze.  Once you’re familiar with this paper, you should be able to…

  • Describe the phases of diastole
  • Describe the differences between LV filling pressure and left atrial pressure
  • Describe the various measures used to assess both left atrial pressure and LV diastolic function
  • Describe the difference between assessing diastology in patient’s with normal vs. reduced LVEF

Fellow Challenge:  For your next 10 studies (TTE and TEE) take the extra time to measure EVERY metric of LV diastolic function and filling pressure available in your studies.

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