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Is this to worry about? cardiac echo said: diastolic parameters borderline abnormal. lateral peak velocity 14cm/second, medial 6cm/second.

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith answered

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Echocardiogram: The report of diastolic change means your heart muscle is a bit stiffer than normal. This occurs from pressure overload or volume overload states. Do you have hi bp. ? Diltiazem can help as bp lowering agent and can help heart muscle relax a bit. The report is meaningful and requires treatment.

Answered 9/18/2014


Dr. Vahe Yetimyan answered

Specializes in General Practice

Borderline: diiastolic dysfucntion. Diastolic dysfunction is caused by the heart not relaxing adequately between heart beats.. The best things you can do are take your medications follow a low fat low salt diet and exercise aerobically daily.

Answered 2/17/2016



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