diastolic heart failure


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diastolic heart failure

Cardiology Heart failure with preserved left ventricular systolic function–LV ejection fraction of ≥ 50%, no segmental wall motion abnormalities, and no evidence of significant coronary, valvular, infiltrative, pericardial, or pulmonary disease; although DHF is less severe than typical systolic HF in terms of pathophysiologic characteristics, both have severely reduced exercise capacity, neuroendocrine activation and impaired quality of life. See Heart failure. Cf Systolic heart failure.

diastolic heart failure

Heart failure in which systolic function is preserved-the left ventricular ejection fraction is normal. During diastole there is abnormal left ventricle relaxation with increased stiffness of the chamber. Doppler echocardiography is usually necessary to establish the diagnosis.
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Little, "Heart failure with a normal left ventricular ejection fraction: diastolic heart failure," Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association, vol.
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