What Is Diastolic Dysfunction?

Diastolic Dysfunction happens when the walls of the heart become stiff and thickened.  This interferes with the heart’s ability to fill with blood.  The Ventricle chambers filling will be impaired.  It is the Ventricles inability to fill with blood that decreases the amount of blood supplied to either the lungs or the body.

Treatment is the same as Systolic Dysfunction.  Treatment could include medications to help improve heart contraction, lower blood pressure and to reduce excess body fluids.