Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Cardiovascular Imaging - Pictorial Essay 2016

Assessment of left ventricular diastolic function with cardiovascular MRI: what radiologists should know

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Departments of Radiology, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

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Department of Radiology, HNS Sonsoles, Avila, Spain

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Departments of Cardiology, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

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Department of Radiology, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Diagn Interv Radiol 2012; 18: 446-453
DOI: 10.4261/1305-3825.DIR.5510-11.1
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Abstract

Diastolic dysfunction is a common entity and the predominant cause of heart failure in 40%–50% of patients. Diagnosis of diastolic dysfunction is clinically relevant and associated with a poor prognosis. The aim of this essay was to review the pathophysiology and different grades of diastolic dysfunction and to provide an overview on the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of diastolic function.

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