A Study of Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography to Assess Heart Muscle Stiffness for Patients with Diastolic Heart Failure


About this study

The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of shear wave elastography to assess diastolic heart muscle stiffness for diastolic heart failure patients, and compare the stiffness measurements with the cardiac catheterization (cath lab) results.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ≥ 21 years old
  • Diagnosed with diastolic heart failure
  • Will undergo cardiac catheterization exam

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Body mass index (BMI) > 35
  • Have poor echocardiographic windows

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Shigao Chen, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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