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Doctor insights on: Diastolic Dysfunction

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Is diastolic dysfunction reversible?

Is diastolic dysfunction reversible?

Depends --: it depends on the causes -- for example, obesity and elevated BP can be treated, but heart attack and heart muscle disease are irreversible ...Read more

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What is advanced diastolic dysfunction with pseudonormal transmitral flow?

What is advanced diastolic dysfunction with pseudonormal transmitral flow?

Stiff Heart: Diastolic dysfunction, which means impaired relaxing or filling ability of the heart, was seen on your study. It's graded 1-4, with 4 being most severe. You have grade 2. It's usu caused by high blood pressure; other more rare things too. Symptoms range from mild shortness of breath to full blown heart failure or (for many) nothing at all. Use it as a wake up call to take care of yourself! ...Read more

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Is erectile dysfunction painful?

Is erectile dysfunction painful?

No: Erectile dysfunction (ed) is not painful. It is simply the inability to obtain or maintain an erection sufficient enough for sexual intercourse. There is a condition called peyronie's which is scarring of the chambers of the penis which can lead to bending or curvature of the penis and this can be painful but it is a seperate condition from ed. ...Read more

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Treating erectile dysfunction due to cholesterol?

Treating erectile dysfunction due to cholesterol?

Go for it: What affects the blood vessels of the heart also affect the vessels of the big guy. Unfortunately, very little reversal of ed on a long term basis in most trials, but you live in the age of cialis. Congrats! ...Read more

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What's more important diastolic or systolic pressure?

What's more important diastolic or systolic pressure?

Both, actually: In actuality, they're both important for their own reasons. The systolic pressure should be lower than 120 and the diastolic lower than 80 for optimal health and risk reduction (i.e. Heart disease and stroke). ...Read more

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What is diastolic dysfunction ?

What is diastolic dysfunction ?

Diastolic dysf: This occurs when the heart muscle is stiffer than normal and more than a normal amount of pressure is required to fill the heart before it pumps the blood out. If the filling pressure gets too high it results in pulmonary edema and shortness of breath, particularly with exertion. Uncontrolled hypertension is a common cause and can be acute or chronic. ...Read more

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What's systolic hypertension?

What's systolic hypertension?

HighSystolicPressure: Systolc Hypertension also called Isolated Systoli Hypertension is when there is normal Diastolic Oressure and the Systolic Blood Pressure is high only ...Read more

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Cardiologist says very reassuringEcho? Trans V gradient 8mmHg LV Dimensionally Normal preserved Systolic Doppler Mild LV Diastolic dysfunction. Agree?

Cardiologist says very reassuringEcho?
Trans V gradient 8mmHg LV Dimensionally Normal preserved Systolic Doppler Mild LV Diastolic dysfunction. Agree?

Echocardiogram: The findings are not normal but have to be judged in context of your mitral valve repair. The abnormalities described are not hemodynamically significant and won't impact your performance status. I can understand why your cardiologist is reassured by your echocardiogram. ...Read more

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What are systolic and diastolic pressure?

What are systolic and diastolic pressure?

Pressure in arteries: The pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts is the systolic blood pressure and when it relaxes the pressure is the diastolic pressure. It could be measured directly by putting a needle into an artery or indirectly with a blood pressure cuff. ...Read more

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Is there a heart valve disease that causes elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressures?

Is there a heart valve disease that causes elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressures?

No: Elevated systolic pressure seen in severe aortic regurgitation but not diastolic pressure . In fact diastolic pressure is low in ai resulting in wide pulse pressure . Also seen in arterio venous fistula. ...Read more

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Blood pressure: does your systolic pressure affect diastolic pressure?

Blood pressure: does your systolic pressure affect diastolic pressure?

No: They're independent but often tend to go together. Younger people tend to have higher diastolic pressures. Older people tend to have higher systolic pressures. But those are just generalizations. ...Read more