Abstract

Diastolic dysfunction in patients with hypertension may present as asymptomatic findings on noninvasive testing, or as fulminant pulmonary edema, despite normal left ventricular systolic function. Up to 40% of hypertensive patients presenting with clinical signs of congestive heart failure have normal systolic left ventricular function. In this article we review the pathophysiologic factors affecting diastolic function in individuals with diastolic function, current and emerging tools for measuring diastolic function, and current concepts regarding the treatment of patients with diastolic congestive heart failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-497
Number of pages13
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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