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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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
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
Hello< I am a 49 year old Female that has just been Diagnosed with Diastolic Dysfunction. My heart was fine until after I had the Moderna vaccine. I had no issues nothing and then after that I started swelling and went to the Dr and the did a cardiac panel on my. She said my BNP was 253 and she put me on a water pill 80 mgs. I then had it checked again after the 2 months and my BNP is 30. I am so scared and my diet has gotten worse as I have been anxiety eating and drinking. I have a Cardiologist appt in 2 weeks. I am scared and do not know how to handle this and this itself has put a ton of stress on me. I cant get myself settled.
I have the same but i dont believe I have regurgutation. Im so clueless to all of this and worried all the time.
Hi @brendalee513. Glad to hear you're set up with a cardiologist next month. To help you prepare for the appointment, you might get some help from this article: https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/bnp-an-important-new-cardiac-test. My diastolic dysfunction is from A-fib and thickening of my left ventricle as well as hypertension, but my medical team has done a good job of keeping me "on the road." If you can develop a half-dozen good questions for your cardiologist to answer, you'll join me as a "sometime survivor" who doesn't worry as much about what's coming. Martin
I do not have Afib or High blood pressure. I am have problems with Sodium intake and fluids. Im having a difficult time accepting this and my diet is worse since my diagnosis and my thought process is all over the place.
Has anyone been diagnosed with Dyastolic Disfuntion? If so, do you know of a remedy for it?
Welcome, @artistanne. It can be alarming to hear that you have diastolic dysfunction. I moved your message to this existing discussion that @predictable started quite a while back and members continue to contribute to:
– Diastolic dysfunction and resulting a-fib: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/diastolic-dysfunction-and-resulting-a-fib/
I did this so you can read the previous helpful posts that I think you'll appreciate reading as well to help you connect easily with fellow members who have been there like @houston2818 @brendalee513 @dh38 @bjanderson and more.
What has your cardiologist suggested for you, Anne?