, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 316-327
Date: 18 Feb 2010

Multi-modality imaging of diastolic function

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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.