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What is diastolic heart failure, and how is it different from congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Stiff heart muscle

Congestive heart failure can be divided into systolic and diastolic types.
Systolic heart failure means the heart doesn't pump well enough because the muscles are weak and squeeze very well. Diastolic heart failure means the muscles of the heart are too stiff. As a result, the heart can't fill with blood very easily which also means it can't function as well as a pump.

In brief: Stiff heart muscle

Congestive heart failure can be divided into systolic and diastolic types.
Systolic heart failure means the heart doesn't pump well enough because the muscles are weak and squeeze very well. Diastolic heart failure means the muscles of the heart are too stiff. As a result, the heart can't fill with blood very easily which also means it can't function as well as a pump.
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Different

CHF can be diastolic or systolic or mixed.
Diastolic dysfunction is a problem with dilatation of heart, whereas systolic dysfunction is a problem with contraction of the heart.

In brief: Different

CHF can be diastolic or systolic or mixed.
Diastolic dysfunction is a problem with dilatation of heart, whereas systolic dysfunction is a problem with contraction of the heart.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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