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    Diastolic Dysfunction Question
    An_250635 posted:
    I am 42 years old (male) and was experiencing some "tightness" in the chest and had a stress test, which said I had Diastostic Dysfunction, even though I do not suffer from high blood pressure. The Cardiologist said there was nothing I could do other than exercise. My wife is pregnant and we have two beautiful girls ages 5 and 10. I would like to see them grow up but am concerned by some of the things I have heard and read. Does anyone have any suggestion for treating this long-term in a young patient? (particular for softening the heard muscle)
    cardiostarusa1 responded:

    "Had a stress test, which said I had diastolic dysfunction, even though I do not suffer from high blood pressure."

    There are other causes of this condition.

    Dysfunction and Diastolic Heart Failure

    "Does anyone have any suggestion for treating this long-term in a young patient? (particular for softening the heart muscle)."

    Discuss with your doctor specific prescription-drug therapy.

    Best of luck down the road of life.

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    mark777 replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
    I have just tried sildenafil (Viagra) based on research studies and it is working great so far (I can feel the difference- highly recommend for anyone out there with DD- check with doctor of course). Would still love to learn more on possible treatments and how to identify the root-cause of this condition.

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