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ECHONOMY
Tools for Echocardiographic Calculations

Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD
New York University

 

LA Pressure

Scope

This portion of the web site provides tools for estimation of the left atrial (LA) pressure, as well as related parameters such as pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP) and left ventricular diastolic pressures (LVDP), including LV end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP).
 

Definition of Elevated Left Heart Filling Pressures

Left heart filling pressures are elevated if any of the following criteria is met:
bulletMean PAWP > 12 mm Hg
bulletE/e > 15
bulletLVEDP > 16 mm Hg
 

Reference

How to diagnose diastolic heart failure: a consensus statement on the diagnosis of heart failure with normal left ventricular ejection fraction by the Heart Failure and Echocardiography Associations of the European Society of Cardiology. Eur Heart J 2007;28:25392550.