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What is the meaning of grade 1 left ventricular impairment?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
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In brief: Diastolic failure
The mildest form is called an "abnormal relaxation pattern", or grade i diastolic dysfunction.
On the mitral inflow doppler echocardiogram, there is reversal of the normal e/a ratio. This pattern may develop normally with age in some patients, and many grade i patients will not have any clinical signs or symptoms of heart failure.

In brief: Diastolic failure
The mildest form is called an "abnormal relaxation pattern", or grade i diastolic dysfunction.
On the mitral inflow doppler echocardiogram, there is reversal of the normal e/a ratio. This pattern may develop normally with age in some patients, and many grade i patients will not have any clinical signs or symptoms of heart failure.
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