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.