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A 42-year-old female asked:

What it is left ventricular diastolic dysfunction? how bad it's for the heart?

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Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 26 years experience
Variable...: Diastolic dysfunction means the heart muscle is a little bit "stiff", doesn't relax the way it should. Systolic, or pumping ability is usually not affected. Usually due to underlying hypertension, due to Insulin Resistance. Depending on the severity, can cause shortness of breath with exertion or even at rest. Treatments is beta blockers or Ca++ channel blockers like Verapamil or Diltiazem.
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Last updated Aug 15, 2021


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