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43yo f diagnosis with diastolic dysfunction have 63% of predicted lung function, sever edema sob fatigue when does dysfunction become heart failure?

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Dr. Donald Elton
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Diastolic heart fail: diastolic dysfunction becomes heart failure once the pressures upstream from the heart (in the left atrium and lungs) becomes elevated. This can be manifested by shortness of breath, low oxygen levels, and edema.
Answered on Mar 13, 2015

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