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Which is easier to treat and has a better prognosis, diastolic or systolic heart failure?

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Dr. Robert Binford
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In brief: Prognosis the same

Systolic failure is when the heart squeeze is too weak.
Diastolic failure is when the heart is thickened and stiff. Another way to look at it is systolic failure is a problem of the heart emptying out and diastolic failure is a filling problem. Treatment for both is blood pressure and heart rate control. Also controlling fluid intake. Prognosis for both is dependent on the severity.

In brief: Prognosis the same

Systolic failure is when the heart squeeze is too weak.
Diastolic failure is when the heart is thickened and stiff. Another way to look at it is systolic failure is a problem of the heart emptying out and diastolic failure is a filling problem. Treatment for both is blood pressure and heart rate control. Also controlling fluid intake. Prognosis for both is dependent on the severity.
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