UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Cardiology

Title: diastolic heart failure

Keywords: heart failure, congestive heart failure, CHF, diastolic dysfunction (PubMed Search)

Posted: 12/28/2008 by Amal Mattu, MD (Updated: 8/15/2022)
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Diastolic dysfunction is recognized as a much more common cause of CHF and cardiogenic pulmonary edema than traditionally recognized. Diastolic dysfunction is associated with impaired relaxation, which results in a decrease in LV filling, which results in pulmonary congestion. Common causes of diastolic dysfunction are cardiac ischemia, LVH, and infiltrative diseases.