Prevalence of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in European populations based on cross-validated diagnostic thresholds
Kloch-Badelek, Malgorzata Kuznetsova, Tatiana × Sakiewicz, Wojciech Tikhonoff, Valérie Ryabikov, Andrew González, Arantxa López, Begoña Thijs, Lutgarde Jin, Yu Malyutina, Sofia Stolarz-Skrzypek, Katarzyna Casiglia, Edoardo Díez, Javier Narkiewicz, Krzysztof Kawecka-Jaszcz, Kalina Staessen, Jan A European Project On Genes in Hypertension (EPOGH) Investigators #
Cardiovascular Ultrasound vol:10
Different diagnostic criteria limit comparisons between populations in the prevalence of diastolic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. We aimed to compare across populations age-specific echocardiographic criteria for diastolic LV dysfunction as well as their correlates and prevalence.