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Vol 13, No 6 (2018)
Cardiology Investigation
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Echocardiographic diastolic stress test

Ewa Szczerba, Anna Fojt, Michał Marchel
Folia Cardiologica 2018;13(6):595-601.

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Vol 13, No 6 (2018)
Cardiology Investigation

Abstract

Diastolic dysfunction can lead to heart failure symptoms if it causes elevated left atrial pressure. Diastolic function changes dynamically for example during physical exercise. That is why echocardiography at rest may not detect signs of left atrial pressure elevation. In this article, we present an outline of diastolic function assessment at rest, and indications for a diastolic stress test, its protocols and interpretation.

Abstract

Diastolic dysfunction can lead to heart failure symptoms if it causes elevated left atrial pressure. Diastolic function changes dynamically for example during physical exercise. That is why echocardiography at rest may not detect signs of left atrial pressure elevation. In this article, we present an outline of diastolic function assessment at rest, and indications for a diastolic stress test, its protocols and interpretation.

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Keywords

echocardiography, diastole, stress test, diastolic dysfunction, heart failure

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Title

Echocardiographic diastolic stress test

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 13, No 6 (2018)

Pages

595-601

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2018;13(6):595-601.

Keywords

echocardiography
diastole
stress test
diastolic dysfunction
heart failure

Authors

Ewa Szczerba
Anna Fojt
Michał Marchel

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