Diagnostic criteria for diastolic heart failure

Prog Cardiovasc Dis. Mar-Apr 2005;47(5):314-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2005.02.007.


A diagnosis of diastolic heart failure can be made if the patient exhibits clinical evidence of heart failure and has a normal left ventricular ejection fraction. The diagnosis is confirmed if there is evidence of ventricular hyperthrophy and/or concentric remodeling, left atrial enlargement, or laboratory evidence of diastolic dysfunction.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diastole / physiology*
  • Female
  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Heart Failure / classification*
  • Heart Failure / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / diagnosis
  • Male
  • Natriuretic Peptide, Brain / blood*
  • Prognosis
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Stroke Volume
  • Terminology as Topic
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis*


  • Natriuretic Peptide, Brain