Does normal ageing alter right ventricular relaxation properties? A tissue Doppler study.

@article{Chiha2010DoesNA,
  title={Does normal ageing alter right ventricular relaxation properties? A tissue Doppler study.},
  author={Joseph Chiha and Anita Boyd and Liza Thomas},
  journal={Heart, lung & circulation},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={406-12}
}
AIMS Even in 'healthy' individuals, ageing alters left ventricular diastolic function with a decrease in early diastolic filling. There is a paucity of data with regards to right ventricular (RV) parameters with normal ageing. We sought to determine the effect of ageing on RV size and function in a group of 'healthy' individuals. METHODS AND RESULTS We retrospectively analysed echocardiograms from 60 healthy volunteers in three age groups (20-80 years) from a departmental database. RV area… CONTINUE READING