Changing diastolic closure rates (E to F slopes) in a patient with mitral stenosis: a case report.


Journal Article

A patient with mitral stenosis and atrial flutter was found to have a normal diastolic closure rate (E to F slope). Following cardioversion, the typical echocardiographic features of mitral stenosis were found. After various interventions that increased heart rate, however, the diastolic closure rate increased. This report demonstrates, therefore, that the E to F slope is not always a fixed value in mitral stenosis and that under certain conditions it may even appear to be normal.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ambrose, JA; Friedman, HS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 62 - 66

PubMed ID

  • 426321

Pubmed Central ID

  • 426321

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-3197

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/000331977903000109


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States