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Table 2 Examples of cardiac causes of abnormal LVDFP

From: A simplified study of trans-mitral Doppler patterns

Normal systolic function
   R Pattern
Hypertension
Ischaemia
Diabetes
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
   C Pattern
Pericardial disease
Restrictive cardiomyopathy
   RC Pattern
Hypertension with amyloidosis
Abnormal systolic function
   Patterns to the right of '0'
Ischaemia
Dilated cardiomyopathy
Myocarditis etc
  1. Table shows the commonly encountered examples of cardiac causes of abnormal LVDFP. The list is not exhaustive. Any cardiac condition could cause abnormal LVDFP when it is significant enough to affect Doppler. For example, right sided pathologies would affect LVDFP.