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Martin Jensen, Volunteer Mentor (@predictable)

Diastolic dysfunction and resulting a-fib

Heart Rhythm Conditions | Last Active: May 30 10:50pm | Replies (25)

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@dawn_giacabazi

First, I am not a doctor or nurse. However very familiar with hypertension & DD. May I ask what your BP readings have been? Sometimes DD is very mild and the risk does not out weigh the benefit for treatment of the BP. Have they confirmed the DD is the cause of elevated BP? My BP was 300/200’s when I was admitted to St Mary’s Hosp Mayo Clinic. I have DD & hyperaldosteronism. DD is minimal problem. Regular tachycardia which we treat with another hypertension medication along with three others. I would however recommend PGx test for medication management before starting new meds. It will eliminate guessing game on which medications you respond to best

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Thanks, @dawn_giacabazi. Under moderately aggressive medication for hypertension, BP in recent months averages 148/98. Diastolic has crept up steadily since a-fib diagnosis two years ago and now repeatedly appears a little above to a little below 100. DD is not yet confirmed (I’ll know more Monday after seeing a cardiologist); it’s a new possibility for me that may explain what caused my a-fib. What is “PGx test?”

Thanks @cynaburst. Exactly what I needed.

Martin (@predictable)

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