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What are some of the characteristics of diastolic heart failure?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Shortness of breath

Most commonly, shortness of breath with exertion.
In advanced cases, you may have leg swelling and at times, people with very high blood pressure may have chest pains as well.

In brief: Shortness of breath

Most commonly, shortness of breath with exertion.
In advanced cases, you may have leg swelling and at times, people with very high blood pressure may have chest pains as well.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Diastolic HF

If by characteristics you mean symptoms, the symptoms of diastolic heart failure otherwise known as heart failure with preserved left ventricular function, are difficult to distinguish from those of heart failure due to poor cardiac function.
Shortness of breath is probably the most common symptom with swelling of the legs and abdomen being other symptoms.

In brief: Diastolic HF

If by characteristics you mean symptoms, the symptoms of diastolic heart failure otherwise known as heart failure with preserved left ventricular function, are difficult to distinguish from those of heart failure due to poor cardiac function.
Shortness of breath is probably the most common symptom with swelling of the legs and abdomen being other symptoms.
Dr. Mark Milunski
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