Diastolic dysfunction and resulting a-fib

My doctor wants to add a beta blocker to control my blood pressure. Mayo research suggests that’s a mistake for someone with diastolic dysfunction (DD), which I may have (based on BP readings in recent months). I’d like to hear from anybody who has been diagnosed with DD about symptoms and treatments.

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I am sorry. I didn’t mean to correct you just want to make sure you knew it was more specific than testing diseases. That would be a whole different testing and a whole different set of guidelines and coverage by insurance.

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No sweat! You’re right! Bad use of the word “diseases” by me.

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Not good about your arrhythmia. But it is what it is. Fortunately, one of my early cardiologists suggested that beta blockers might not be good for my issues. Therefore, I have resisted them for years, along with CCBs and ACEs. Now the research seems to have caught up with this, according to the crews at Mayo-MI. You might catch some of their videos on cardiac, amyloidosis, etc. They are very, very good. Morie Gertz and Martha Grogan deal with this stuff often in videos and writings.

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@predictable

I owe everybody on this thread — especially @hopeful33250, @dawn_giacabazi, and @cynaburst — an update on my Diastolic Dysfunction after visiting with my cardiologist a few days ago. He told me A-fib is the very definition of DD, which is now a condition I probably can’t avoid, and after 2 years of it, I have learned to manage it. Since I have no tangible symptoms (other than a tendency to bleed from wounds, thanks to Coumadin therapy) he saw no reason for surgery and believes no medication would “cure” me. So management is the challenge, and he flatly stated that I need not fear trying a beta blocker in that effort. So my nephrologist prescribed carvedilol to bring my blood pressure down, starting with a minimal dose, possibly raising it over the next six weeks in hope of reaching a maximum positive (balanced) result.

Does this make sense to you? Do you have any suggestions for me based on your experience?

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Hi Martin
Recently I started having high Diastolic numbers and feel nauseated or tired. Cardiologist tried 24 monitor and couldn’t find any afib

What additional tests should I ask him to conduct ?

My DP hovering around 90 and I feel nauseated when it does and can’t even do small things

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@houston2818

Hi Martin
Recently I started having high Diastolic numbers and feel nauseated or tired. Cardiologist tried 24 monitor and couldn’t find any afib

What additional tests should I ask him to conduct ?

My DP hovering around 90 and I feel nauseated when it does and can’t even do small things

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Hi, @houston2818. Sorry to say I have no immediate answers to your question about additional tests related to Diastolic Dysfunction. My situation has changed in many ways since that discussion 6 years ago, including a small stroke from A-fib. I'm about to enter a new set of diagnosis tests this week, and that will involve Nephrology, Urology, Cardiology, and Endocrinology (in reverse order). I will dust off my DD concerns and keep them at the ready in the next several weeks. If I come up with any promising information, I'll get back to you right away. Incidentally, bear in mind that DD is a problem for lots of people who aren't dealing with A-fib. Martin

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