Diastolic dysfunction

Posted by scladybug @scladybug, Feb 27, 2019

Does anyone have familiarity with diastolic dysfunction? I just had an echo done and it resulted in that as well thickened left ventricle and showing my mitral valve was moderately thickened. My family practitioner mentioned to get another echo in a year and see what it shows again. The report said that only my mitral valve could be shown on the echo which I thought was odd – what about my other valves? ?!!. Im wondering if I should go see a cardiologist.

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I have diastolic dysfunction and I would suggest you see a cardiologist. Personally, I would recommend Mayo, if possible.

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@scladybug Yes I would see a cardiologist there are so many more things about the heart the cardiologist can help you better then a g.p.

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Hi everyone! I just received my results from my echo and it shows Abnormal left ventricular diastolic filling is observed, consistent with impaired LV relaxation… It also says The mitral valve leaflets are mildly thickened and there is mild mitral regurgitation observed – the jet appears to be eccentric. There is mild tricuspid regurgitation.. anyone have this or know what it all means?

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My ekg shows 1 degree AV block with normal sinus rhythm. My echocardiogram reveals: abnormal left ventricular relaxation (grade 1 diastolic dysfunction. atrium is mildly dilated. Aortic valve is trileaflet and are mildly thickened. Aortic sclerosis. Tricuspid valve reveals trivial regurgitation and mild pulmonary hypertension. Is this of any concern and what can I do to make it better. I am 71 y/o and also have Type II diabetes with cirrhosis of the liver due to diabetes.

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Hi @dh38 and @mollyb1968,

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Here’s some info from Mayo Clinic on tricuspid valve regurgitation http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tricuspid-valve-regurgitation/home/ovc-20120489 It includes tips on self-management as well as a video with Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Dearani.

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Can anyone tell me what ao v2 max on a echo is and what is the normal range

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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.

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@dh38

Hi everyone! I just received my results from my echo and it shows Abnormal left ventricular diastolic filling is observed, consistent with impaired LV relaxation… It also says The mitral valve leaflets are mildly thickened and there is mild mitral regurgitation observed – the jet appears to be eccentric. There is mild tricuspid regurgitation.. anyone have this or know what it all means?

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I have the same but i dont believe I have regurgutation. Im so clueless to all of this and worried all the time.

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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.

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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

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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.

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