What Is Diastolic Dysfunction?

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can this be caused by amyloidosis.
it can be caused by amyloidosis.
the most clear diagnosis of heart amyloidosis is from cardiac MRI,try to get one
can this be the cause of my legs and feet swelling
it can be caused by heart failure. you should go to a cardiologist and have Cardiac ultrasound, take drugs.
My dialostic blood pressure has been running in the 60 's. The norm for me has been in the 70's. Is this a sign of heart problems?
Measure BP 3 times a day. if you have no discomfort,no need to worry.  if you worried so much, see a cardiologist and have a Cardiac ultrasound.
I had HBP since 1999.Was at Doctors Appointment 2 weeks ago, heard a Heart Murmur.He sent me for an Echo Cardiogram. Results were Left Diastolic Ventricular Regurge.At that time I was not aware that I had been Diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse.Just now found that out.i was just wondering what info you would know about this.?I Have Appointment with Cardiologist 8/29/2019.Just kind of nervous. My Dad had 2 open Heart Surgeries at 49 years of age.HE said He would die first before another Surgery.He died Massive Heart Attack at age 53.So I hope you can see why I am concerned.
Mitral valve prolapse is a condition in which one of the valves in the heart , called the mitral valve, doesn't close normally. The mitral valve is between the left atrium and left ventricle. The mitral valve is made up of 2 flaps. In mitral valve prolapse, one or both flaps billow or bulge into the left atrium.

Treatment depends on how severe the mitral valve prolapse is and whether it is causing problems.

People with mild mitral valve prolapse and mild mitral regurgitation usually do not need any treatment. But their doctor will follow their condition to see if it worsens and needs treatment later on.

People with severe mitral regurgitation might need surgery. During surgery, the doctor will fix or replace the mitral valve. Some people who can't have surgery can instead have a procedure to reduce the leak. During this procedure, a doctor inserts a tube called a catheter into a blood vessel in the arm or leg. Then the doctor advances the catheter up to the heart and attaches a clip to the valve leaflets.

Other treatments some people with mitral valve prolapse might have include:
Medicines that lower blood pressure
Medicines that treat heart rhythm problems
Medicines that help prevent blood clots – These medicines might be used if people also have a heart rhythm problem called "atrial fibrillation."
People who develop severe mitral regurgitation due to mitral valve prolapse often can benefit from surgery to repair or replace the leaky valve. For people with symptoms of congestive heart failure caused by mitral valve prolapse with mitral regurgitation, surgery is usually the best treatment.
How long can you live with diastolic dysfunction?
Hello Ms. Young, as for diastolic dysfunction, the life expectancy varies from person to person, and is related to the severity of your illness and whether you have other diseases. Staying happy and optimistic will also extend your life.
Is it serious
Yes. Serious left ventricular diastolic dysfunction will cause pulmonary congestion, resulting in decreased activity tolerance, and dyspnea in daily life. You can't run, walk fast, or even sleep on your back at night. Diastolic dysfunction of the right ventricle will lead to congestion of the body circulation, abdominal distention, swelling of both legs, anorexia, weakness of both legs, etc.
If this is considered to be in Phase 1 very mild can it be totally corrected with weight loss and moderate exercise such as walking compared to any surgery or BP medicines.
Yes, if it's very mild it's possible, cut half of your sodium, diet healthy, do exercises, and check the BP everyday see the trend.
What should I watch for with the diastolic in the upper 90’s.
Diastolic blood pressure should not be less than 60 mmHg in people over 90 years old. You should avoid lack of blood volume due to sweating, diarrhea, etc. At the same time, you should avoid rapid posture changes, so as not to cause cerebral ischemia, or even syncope.
I am 64 years old. So does that mean the diastolic does mean anything if it is in the upper 90’s?
Diastolic blood pressure is usually not high in people over 90 years of age because of hardening of the arteries in the elderly.
I think she is saying her diastolic is in the 90s she clearly states that she is 64 years old.
The main factor affecting diastolic blood pressure is peripheral vascular resistance. When the peripheral vascular resistance increases, the diastolic pressure increases. On the contrary, when the peripheral vascular resistance decreases, the diastolic pressure decreases. There are many factors affecting the peripheral vascular resistance of patients, among which the more common are smoking, drinking, overwork, mental stress, staying up late and so on.
Normal diastolic blood pressure is between 60 and 89. Diastolic blood pressure above 90 can be diagnosed with hypertension. Hypertension (HTN) is a common cardiovascular risk factor leading to heart failure (HF), coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, peripheral artery disease and chronic renal failure.
You should monitor your blood pressure regularly. Also, you can improve your lifestyle to lower your blood pressure by eating a low-salt diet, stopping smoking and restricting alcohol, and exercising moderately. If blood pressure remains high, you should use some antihypertensive drugs which should be administered under the direction of a cardiologist, such as Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, Angiotensin receptor blocker, β-Blocker, Dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, Thiazide diuretic.