The Siberian Scientific Medical Journal
№ 3 / 2012 / 50-56

Age-related changes in right ventricular diastolic function


270 patients (129 males) aged 13–83 years without respiratory or cardiovascular diseases have been examined in or- der to evaluate early tricuspid ventricular inflow parameters in different age groups. The patients have been surveyed with the echocardiography performed with the color Doppler M-mode assessment of ventricular inflow velocity. Early diastolic left and right ventricular inflow was typically less in older patients, which is due to the worsening of ventricular diastolic function and this should be taken into account in research studies and clinical practice.

Key words

age-related changes, diastolic function, right ventricle
About Authors (Correspondence):

Sumin A.N. – doctor of medical sciences, head of the laboratory for cardiovascular  pathology, e-mail:

Arkhipov O.G. – candidate of medical sciences, ultrasound physician, e-mail:

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Received: 10/02/2015