Respiratory changes in the E/A wave pattern can be an early sign of diastolic dysfunction: An echocardiographic long-term follow-up study

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ŞAHİN T. , Celikyurt U. , KILIÇ T. , KAHRAMAN G. , Kozdag G., Agacdiken A., ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.18, no.10, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.883472
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR


Background: The left ventricular filling pattern may show changes during respiration, which are generally used in the diagnosis of diastolic dysfunction. The clinical importance of the respiratory E/A wave pattern change has been investigated in a limited number of studies. The aim of the present study was to assess the diastolic function of hypertensive patients with respiratory changes in mitral flow over a long-term follow-up period.