Chapter 4

Diastolic Dysfunction

What you will learn

This chapter deals with the difficult topic of diastolic dysfunction – we’ll try to make it easy for you. Take a look at the section “a simple approach” and you will see how diastology can help you in your daily clinical practice.

  • Physiology and pathology of diastolic dysfunction
  • Importance of diastolic function
  • Parameters of diastolic function
  • Quantification of diastolic function
  • Specific situations
  • Practical issues
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The internet course “Diastolic Dysfunction” is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 2 hours of External CME credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

In compliance with EBAC/ EACCME guidelines, all speakers/ chairpersons participating in this programme have disclosed potential conflicts of interest that might cause a bias in the presentations. The Organising Committee is responsible for ensuring that all potential conflicts of interest relevant to the programme are declared to the audience prior to the CME activities. More information