New Diastolic Heart Failure Patient Sheet Available

ASE is pleased to add “A Hardworking Muscle Needs to Relax: Information for the Diastolic Heart Failure Patient” to our online offerings designed to facilitate physician-patient conversations. The ASE PR Committee developed this document as a part of their role in summarizing specific ASE Guidelines in general terms for patients to understand. Sherif Nagueh, MD, FASE, chair of the writing group for the Recommendations for the Evaluation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function by Echocardiography: An Update from the ASE and the EACVI, and Federico Asch, MD, FASE, former ASE Guidelines & Standards Committee chair, were also key volunteers in creating this latest piece. It outlines the importance of recognizing symptoms, visiting the doctor, and how an echocardiogram can help with diagnosis and guiding a treatment plan. This is the second in a series of patient-focused documents. The first featured information on echo’s role in cardio-oncology. We hope ASE members will find these helpful in making sure patients have the information they need to make the right healthcare choices. If you have other ideas for new ASE resources you would like to share with your patients, email aporter@asecho.org.