Diastolic dysfunction

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What is diastolic dysfunction?

Diastolic dysfunction is a condition where there is abnormal pumping performance of the heart. The heart muscle can become stiff, making it difficult for the ventricles (lower chambers) to relax completely. Pressure in the heart rises, and blood can back up into lungs, causing shortness of breath.

Common symptoms reported by people with diastolic dysfunction

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with diastolic dysfunction

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lasix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
diastolic dysfunction (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
diastolic dysfunction (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Atacand)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
diastolic dysfunction (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Catapres TTS patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
diastolic dysfunction (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with diastolic dysfunction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with diastolic dysfunction

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Lasix)
Perceived effectiveness
for diastolic dysfunction (1 evaluation)
Side effects
frequent urination
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
diastolic dysfunction (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for diastolic dysfunction (2 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) fatigue 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
diastolic dysfunction (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Atacand)
Perceived effectiveness
for diastolic dysfunction (1 evaluation)
Side effects
heart arrhythmias
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
diastolic dysfunction (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Catapres TTS patch)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
daytime sleepiness dizziness 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
diastolic dysfunction (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with diastolic dysfunction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has diastolic dysfunction on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 11
40s 13
50s 27
60s 19
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 14
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 4
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 15
Female 65

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 44
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from diastolic dysfunction patients who have completed their condition history
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