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calyrose posted:
r ischemic heart disease and diastolic dysfunction related and if so how? basically i want to know if they r the same or does one lead to the other
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is commonly known as/called coronary artery disease (CAD, from atherosclerosis, plaque buildup). This may/can lead to diastolic dysfunction.

Diastolic dysfunction (DD), also known as left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) or diastolic heart failure (DHF), is a specific condition that can develop if/when the heart's walls stiffen (become non-compliant), in which the heart can't fill up normally/has trouble/difficulty filling up with blood during diastole (diastolic, the heart's relaxation or resting phase).

Though interestingly, the heart is still often able to pump out a normal percentage of the blood (i.e., left ventricular ejection fraction, LVEF, normal resting range is 50%/55%-70%/75%, average is in the low to mid 60s). Diastolic dysfunction has various causes, which as mentioned, one of them being IHD/CAD.

Diastolic dysfunction


http://www.texasheartinstitute.org/HIC/Topics/Cond/ddisfunc.cfm

Dysfunction and Diastolic Heart Failure

http://heartdisease.about.com/od/livingwithheartfailure/a/diastolichf.htm
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