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Multi-modality imaging of diastolic function.

Authors
  • Salerno, Michael
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2010
Volume
17
Issue
2
Pages
316–327
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s12350-010-9196-4
PMID: 20165993
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Non-invasive evaluation of diastolic function continues to play a critical role in furthering our understanding of diastole, improving the diagnosis of diastolic dysfunction, evaluating left ventricular filling pressures, and providing important prognostic information for patients with heart failure. Echocardiography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance, and nuclear cardiology each provide important tools for evaluating diastolic performance. This review will focus on the techniques from multiple cardiovascular imaging modalities which have been used for the clinical assessment of diastolic function.

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