Deceleration Time

Deceleration time is the time duration from the peak of the E-wave to its projected baseline. This time duration indicates the time taken for equalization of the pressure difference between the left atrium and the left ventricle. Normal deceleration time varies from 150 ms to 240 ms.

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What is the significance of high deceleration time in echocardiogram?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had an echocardiogram. The results were normal, but the deceleration time is 439 ms. My doctor did not say anything about it while reviewing the results. But, I have subsequently learned that it is very prolonged. What should I do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Mangesh Baliram Danej

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It suggests grade 1 diastolic dysfunction. It is explainable by your obesity as evident from BMI - body mass index mentioned. For further information consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist  Read Full »

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