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What is diastolic dysfunction? How can we reduce the risk of diastolic dysfunction?

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What is diastolic dysfunction? How can we reduce the risk...
Diastolic dysfunction refers to when the diastole part of this action is abnormal. The ventricles do not properly relax and become stiff meaning they cannot fill with blood properly. Grade 1 is the mildest form of diastolic heart failure and is referred to as an abnormal relaxation pattern. Patients are usually asymptomatic. Grade II – This diastolic dysfunction is characterized by increased filling pressure in the atrium and is considered to be moderate stage disease.
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