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Is there anyway to lower your blood pressure if you have dsystolic dsyfunction also I have normal stystolic pressure?

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Important to lower

Diastolic dysfunction refers to a stiff ventricle and impaired relaxation of the heart.
It is often marked by thickened heart muscle and implies that the heart has seen intermittent high blood pressure. If you have diastolic dysfunction documented on echo, it is important to assess your 24 hr blood pressure with an ambulatory blood pressure monitor to determine if medication is indicated.

In brief: Important to lower

Diastolic dysfunction refers to a stiff ventricle and impaired relaxation of the heart.
It is often marked by thickened heart muscle and implies that the heart has seen intermittent high blood pressure. If you have diastolic dysfunction documented on echo, it is important to assess your 24 hr blood pressure with an ambulatory blood pressure monitor to determine if medication is indicated.
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