Contemporary Assessment of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function in Older Adults Clinical Perspective | Circulation

Conclusions: Our findings suggest that left ventricular longitudinal relaxation velocity declines as a part of healthy aging and is largely prognostically benign. The use of age-based normative values when considering an elderly population improves the risk discrimination of diastolic measures for incident HF or death.

Source: Contemporary Assessment of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function in Older AdultsClinical Perspective | Circulation

Prognostically benign!