Show Summary Details
Page of

Assessment of Diastolic Function 

Assessment of Diastolic Function
Assessment of Diastolic Function

Patrizio Lancellotti

and Bernard Cosyns

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 05 August 2020

Diastole is the part of the cardiac cycle starting at aortic valve closure and ending at mitral valve closure. Evaluation of diastolic function by echocardiography is useful to diagnose heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, and regardless of ejection fraction, echocardiography can be used to estimate left ventricular filling pressure. Assessment of diastolic function includes analysis of left ventricular relaxation and compliance, left atrial and left ventricular filling pressures. This chapter describes the phases of diastole and covers the integrated approach of LV diastolic function through M-Mode and 2D/3D echocardiography, pulsed-wave Doppler echocardiography, and pulsed-wave tissue Doppler echocardiography.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.