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European reference values for Doppler indices of left ventricular diastolic filling

Sim, M. F. Victor, Ho, Shu F., O'Mahony, Marcella Sinead, Steward, John, Buchalter, Maurice and Burr, Michael Leslie 2004. European reference values for Doppler indices of left ventricular diastolic filling. European Journal of Heart Failure 6 (4) , pp. 433-438. 10.1016/j.ejheart.2003.08.002

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The European Study Group on diastolic heart failure requires objective evidence of abnormal left ventricular diastolic function to establish the diagnosis of diastolic heart failure, which is common in older people. Reference values for Doppler indices of transmitral flow, used to assess left ventricular diastolic function, have not been reported for people 70 years and over in Europe. The aim of this study was to establish reference values for these Doppler indices of transmitral flow in older people. A random sample of 355 subjects aged 70 and over, living in the community underwent clinical assessment and echocardiography. Asymptomatic subjects with no cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk factors were identified. Measurements of five commonly used Doppler indices of transmitral flow from these subjects were obtained and reference range expressed as mean±2 standard deviations and as percentiles. We have therefore generated reference Doppler values of transmitral flow for people aged over 70 in a British population.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heart failure; Echocardiography; Diastolic parameters; Old age; Reference range
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1388-9842
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2023 01:31

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