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

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Treatments taken by people for diastolic dysfunction

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

(Lasix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
diastolic dysfunction (1)

Data from patients with diastolic dysfunction, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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 (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with diastolic dysfunction, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has diastolic dysfunction on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 47 say diastolic dysfunction is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 10
40s 18
50s 37
60s 20
70+ 15
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 17
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 5
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 18
Female 85

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 48
Not Diagnosed 5

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