Left ventricular diastolic function: physiology, methods of assessment, and clinical significance.

@article{Arrighi1995LeftVD,
  title={Left ventricular diastolic function: physiology, methods of assessment, and clinical significance.},
  author={James A. Arrighi and Robert Soufer},
  journal={Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={525-43}
}
Diastole, that portion of the cardiac cycle that begins with isovolumic relaxation and ends with mitral valve closure, results in ventricular filling and involves both active (energy-dependent) and passive processes. The interactions between active processes (myocardial relaxation) that primarily influence early ventricular filling and passive processes, such as loading conditions, myocardial compliance, and valvular disease, are complex. Clinical methods to assess ventricular filling include… CONTINUE READING
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