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Pathophysiology Of Diastolic Function

Left ventricular diastole can be divided into 4 phases: (1) isovolumetric relaxation, (2) early rapid filling, (3) diastasis, and (4) atrial contraction. If there is abnormal myocardial relaxation this can impair left ventricular filling which will then result in diastolic dysfunction.

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