Diastolic Dysfunction: Pathophysiology, Clinical Features, and Treatment

  • Carl S. Apstein

Abstract

Diastolic dysfunction occurs when the normal mechanisms that allow the left ventricle (LV) to fill under low pressure become deficient. Diastolic dysfunction may also affect the right ventricle (RV), but there is relatively little information about RV diastolic dysfunction. Therefore this chapter focuses exclusively on LV diastolic dysfunction with the understanding that the same principles undoubtedly apply to the RV.

Keywords

Diastolic Dysfunction Right Ventricle Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Diastolic Filling Coronary Perfusion Pressure 
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