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Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

Understanding the Basics: LV Filling Patterns

Let's discuss the transmitral filling patterns as the severity of diastolic dysfunction progresses. The transmitral pressure gradients are reflective upon the E & A-wave velocities. The waveforms are influenced by the ability of the ventricle to relax and the compliance of the LA to generate a...
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...

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