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Use and limitations of E/E' to assess left ventricular filling pressure by echocardiography


Park, J-H and Marwick, TH, Use and limitations of E/E' to assess left ventricular filling pressure by echocardiography, Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, 19, (4) pp. 169-173. ISSN 1975-4612 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2011 The Authors-This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( BY-NC 3.0 AU). which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

DOI: doi:10.4250/jcu.2011.19.4.169


Measurement of left ventricular (LV) filling pressure is useful in decision making and prediction of outcomes in various cardiovascular diseases. Invasive cardiac catheterization has been the gold standard in LV filling pressure measurement, but carries the risk of complications and has a similar predictive value for clinical outcomes compared with non-invasive LV filling pressure estimation by echocardiography. A variety of echocardiographic measurement methods have been suggested to estimate LV filling pressure. The most frequently used method for this purpose is the ratio between early mitral inflow velocity and mitral annular early diastolic velocity (E/e'), which has become central in the guidelines for diastolic evaluation. This review will discuss the use the E/e' ratio in prediction of LV filling pressure and its potential pitfalls.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:left ventricular filling pressure, echocardiography, doppler echocardiography
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)
ID Code:90945
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-05-02
Last Modified:2014-06-20
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