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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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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 exactly is diastolic dysfunction?

What exactly 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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Is grade 1 diastolic dysfunction something to worry about?

Is grade 1 diastolic dysfunction something to worry about?

Diastolic dysfunctio: Good question....The heart in diastole relaxes and the fibers stretch out as the heart fills. When there is diastolic dysfunction the heart doesn't relax normally and it takes higher pressures to stretch out the fibers to where they can efficiently shorten for systole. This is somewhat oversimplified but hopefully gives you the general idea..... Grade 1 is mild diastolic dysfunction. ...Read more

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What are some concerns for grade 1A diastolic dysfunction? How is it treated?

What are some concerns for grade 1A diastolic dysfunction? How is it treated?

Treat blood pressure: Best advice i can give is to invest in a blood pressure machine and keep a daily bp journal. If the readings are normal then you dont have anything to worry about and dont require treatment. If bp is elevated. Then most important is to be mindful of sodium and keep it below 2000mg a day and eat plenty of vegetables and fruits. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in LV Diastolic dysfunction and Mild LV Diastolic dysfunction ? What are the stages and does it always progress?

Is there a difference in  LV Diastolic dysfunction and Mild
 LV Diastolic dysfunction ?
What are the stages and does it always progress?

LVDD grading subject: The subjective scale of diastolic dysfunction: absent - mild - moderate - severe. Diastolic dysfunction is usually related to "stiffness" of the heart, which in turn, is attributed to the pressure of the blood flowing back to the heart that it has to deal with (diastolic blood pressure & pulmonary artery pressure). Depending on condition, the right medication can keep it from progressing. TTYD. ...Read more

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What is type 1 diastolic dysfunction? Is it treatable?

Diastolic dysfunctio: read this for lots more than you probably want to know: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/105/11/1387.full ...Read more

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I have stage 1 diastolic dysfunction what can I do to help myself?

I have stage 1 diastolic dysfunction what can I do to help myself?

Diastolic dysfunctio: Do the DASH diet for hypertension would be my first recommendation. DASH Diet for Hypertension ISBN 9780743410076 Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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Help docs, is grade 1 diastolic dysfunction something to be worried about?

Help docs, is grade 1 diastolic dysfunction something to be worried about?

No: It's a sign of normal aging and very common. Be sure your BP is controlled. ...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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Will grade 1A diastolic dysfunction affect my ability to safely have children?

Will grade 1A diastolic dysfunction affect my ability to safely have children?

No: Assuming that was the only abnormality on your echo then there should be no problems heart wise with having a baby. ...Read more

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What helps/ resloves/ reduces exhaustion fo diastolic dysfunction? What can I do to fix it. Ali

What helps/ resloves/ reduces exhaustion fo diastolic dysfunction? What can I do to fix it.  Ali

Diastolic dysfunctio: There are many causes of diastolic dysfunction, coronary disease, myocardiopathies.It depends on the ejection fraction of the left ventricle.There is no simple fix , you have to the cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have advised for echo & tmt and done observed diastolic dysfunction(type-i) what is this?

What to do if I have advised for echo & tmt and done observed diastolic dysfunction(type-i) what is this?

Diastolic dysfunctio: Diastolic dysfunction is abnormal relaxation of the heart muscle. This forces increased filling pressure of the heart and shortness of breath with minimal effort. There is no real treatment for this. ...Read more

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Just had a silent mi echo shows diastolic dysfunction is this serious?What can I do to help myself? Thank you

Just had  a silent mi  echo shows diastolic  dysfunction is this serious?What can I do to help myself? Thank you

Coronary disease: Diastolic dysfunction is caused by the heart not relaxing adequately between heart beats. The best therapies are medications like beta blockers which slow and protect heart.. The best things you can do are take your meds follow a low fat low salt diet. Exercise aerobically daily when you physician releases you. A cardiac rehab program is excellent start. ...Read more

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Is grade 1 diastolic dysfunction a major problem? Is there any way to prevent it from progressing to further grades ?

Is grade 1 diastolic dysfunction a major problem? Is there any way to prevent it from progressing to further grades ?

Stay hydrated: Stay hydrated so your heart fills in with blood. Make sure your heart rate doesn't go high. Pericardial disease, past or current, may contribute. If you are able to identify cause, than treat ...Read more

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What treatment is recommended for type-1 diastolic dysfunction?

What treatment is recommended for type-1 diastolic dysfunction?

Generally: None except for good control of bp. The heart becomes stiffer with age. ...Read more

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Hypertrophied septum with grade 1 diastolic dysfunction-what is the implication?

Hypertrophied septum with grade 1 diastolic dysfunction-what is the implication?

Take care: That does not necessarily mean anything grave at present but that depends on how much the septum is hypertrophied compared to the other walls. At any rate it should be followed regularly with echo probably every 12 months and your blood pressure should be kept in very good control at all times. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does left ventricle - grade 1 with no evidence of diastolic dysfunction mean?

I was wondering what does left ventricle - grade 1 with no evidence of diastolic dysfunction mean?

Mild stiffness: your heart is mildly stiff-maybe from high blood pressure -but it still functions well and therefore no evidence of diastolic dysfunction. ...Read more

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My echo shows moderate diastolic dysfunction and mild regurgitation I'm a 45yo female, should I be concerned?

My echo shows moderate diastolic dysfunction and mild regurgitation I'm a 45yo  female, should I be concerned?

Maybe: Moderate (stage II) diastolic dysfunction is serious but often misdiagnosed. If you have no symptoms, I would have the echo repeated at an academic center. If you do have symptoms of congestive heart failure, work closely with your doctor to correct any correctable causes and treat symptoms as best as able. ...Read more

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I'm 31 and was told I have diastolic dysfunction and minur tricup regurgitation, myoview stress was normal ef 60% should I be freaked out?

I'm 31 and was told I have diastolic dysfunction and minur tricup regurgitation,  myoview stress was normal ef 60% should I be freaked out?

No but: You likely have stage I diastolic dysfunction -aka abnormal relaxation. Just be sure your BP stays well controlled and you can lead a normal, healthy life. Your echo findings indicate that, if you have aspirations of winning a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics, you may be disappointed. ...Read more