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Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Understanding the Basics: Evaluating Diastolic Function

Diastolic function is a complex process that simply refers to how well the heart performs during diastole as blood is suctioned from left atrium (LA) towards apex of left ventricle (LV) at a low-pressure filling state. When the heart is unable to fill properly, filling pressures increase in order...
Written by Michael Owen RDCS, RVT

Mastering Diastology: Part 2

Guest Writer:  Michael Owen Last week we discussed the algorithm for determining the presence of diastolic function in patients with normal ejection fraction (EF). This week, we are going to discuss determining the presence of diastolic function in patients with depressed EF or pathologic left...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Correct Techniques to Acquire Diastology Measurements

This week we are kicking off the diastolic function guideline series, hosted by our guest blog writer Michael Owen! But first, we need to cover the basics on 'how-to' acquire the measurements needed to evaluate for diastolic function. The measurements needed to evaluate diastolic function...

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