Diastolic stress test for the evaluation of exertional dyspnea

Current Cardiology Reports, 05/07/2012

Doppler echocardiography at rest and with stress can now characterize the hemodynamics of diastolic dysfunction and close the loop on the comprehensive assessment of the patient who has exertional shortness of breath. This review discusses the role of the Doppler echocardiographic diastolic stress test in the evaluation of patients with cardiac dyspnea.

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