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Doctor says part of heart is stiff and will not fill properly. Heart still pumps fine. Have been hospitalized for severe edema. Heart failure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Diastolic failure

In order to do the best you can with diastolic heart failure, you need to take your medicines as order, follow a low salt diet, and get exercise as tolerated by you.
In contrast to systolic heart failure, we don't have drugs which have proven to prolong life for this type of failure.

In brief: Diastolic failure

In order to do the best you can with diastolic heart failure, you need to take your medicines as order, follow a low salt diet, and get exercise as tolerated by you.
In contrast to systolic heart failure, we don't have drugs which have proven to prolong life for this type of failure.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology

In brief: Sounded like it...

You need to follow your cardilogist's recommendations closely.
Good luck!

In brief: Sounded like it...

You need to follow your cardilogist's recommendations closely.
Good luck!
Dr. Joseph Shen
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