Effect of recommendations on interobserver consistency of diastolic function evaluation.

@article{Unzek2011EffectOR,
  title={Effect of recommendations on interobserver consistency of diastolic function evaluation.},
  author={Samuel Unzek and Zoran B Popovi{\'c} and Thomas H Marwick},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={460-7}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought the impact of recent recommendations on observer concordance on interpretation of diastolic stage and assessment of filling pressure. BACKGROUND Worsening stages of diastolic dysfunction are associated with worsening outcome. However, the echocardiographic classification of diastolic function is complex, and parameters may be discordant. The interobserver agreement of diastolic assessment is undefined. METHODS A complete diastolic evaluation (transmitral flow, left… CONTINUE READING

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