A clinical approach to the assessment of left ventricular diastolic function by Doppler echocardiography: update 2003.

@article{Ommen2003ACA,
  title={A clinical approach to the assessment of left ventricular diastolic function by Doppler echocardiography: update 2003.},
  author={Steve R. Ommen and Rick Nishimura},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2003},
  volume={89 Suppl 3},
  pages={iii18-23}
}
P atients with heart disease frequently have abnormalities of systolic function. However, it is now well recognised that abnormalities of diastolic function play a major role in producing the signs and symptoms of heart failure. 2 Thirty to fifty per cent of patients with heart failure have normal systolic function, implicating diastolic dysfunction as a major pathophysiologic abnormality. It is important to understand and recognise abnormalities of diastolic filling of the heart for proper… CONTINUE READING
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