A new approach for evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function: Spatial and temporal analysis of left ventricular filling flow propagation by color M-mode Doppler echocardiography

Hiroya Takatsuji, Taisei Mikami, Kazushi Urasawa, Jun Ichi Teranishi, Hisao Onozuka, Chika Takagi, Yasuhiro Makita, Hisashi Matsuo, Hideo Kusuoka, Akira Kitabatake

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Objectives. To evaluate left ventricular diastolic function and differentiate the pseudonormalized transmitral flow pattern from the normal pattern, the propagation of left ventricular early filling flow was assessed quantitatively using color M-mode Doppler echocardiography. Background. Because the propagation of left ventricular early filling flow is disturbed in the left ventricle with impaired relaxation, quantification of such alterations should provide useful indexes for the evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function Methods. Study subjects were classified into three groups according to the ratio of early to late transmitral flow velocity (E/A ratio) and left ventricular ejection fraction 29 subjects with an ejection fraction ≥60% (control group); 34 with an ejection fraction

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-371
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996
Externally publishedYes


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