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Diastolic Dysfunction Heart Failure

Diastolic Dysfunction Heart Failure



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Published by Chadi Alraies

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Published by: Chadi Alraies on Dec 21, 2007
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Diastolic HeartDiastolic HeartFailureFailure 
A Disorder of the ElderlyA Disorder of the ElderlyPatientPatient
M Chadi Alraies, MDM Chadi Alraies, MD
Chief Medical ResidentChief Medical ResidentSt. Vincent Charity Hospital/Case Western ReserveSt. Vincent Charity Hospital/Case Western ReserveUniversityUniversity
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Diastolic Heart FailureDiastolic Heart FailureDefinedDefined
Clinical presentation and symptomsClinical presentation and symptomsof heart failure with preserved LVof heart failure with preserved LVsystolic functionsystolic function
Stiff ventricle equals decreasedStiff ventricle equals decreasedcompliance and impaired relaxationcompliance and impaired relaxationleading toleading to
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Prevalence:Prevalence:as of 2004, 4.8 millionas of 2004, 4.8 millionAmericans are affected by diastolic heartAmericans are affected by diastolic heartfailure (HF)failure (HF)
Diastolic HF prevalence increases withDiastolic HF prevalence increases withageage
::< 50 years old: 15%< 50 years old: 15%50-70 years old: 33%50-70 years old: 33%> 70 years old: 50%> 70 years old: 50%

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If we are not eating properly and not doing exercise regularly then we can feel very tired and weak and it leads us to heart failure. Being overworked or depressed can make a person tired or give them a general feeling of weakness and even lack of concentration is the sign of HF. There are a few physical signs that may indicate Heart Failure. Fluid retention, which causes weight gain and possible
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Really nice and informative presentation. Explain heart failure with preserved ejection fraction - also known as diastolic heart failure. Interestingly, there is a lot of research coming out from numerous labs showing that a diet relatively high in fat attenuates cardiac hypertrophy. However, consuming this type of diet will lead to coronary atherosclerosis, ischaemic heart disease and systolic

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