Diastolic dysfunction

Posted by scladybug @scladybug, Wed, Feb 27 9:47pm

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.

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

Liked by lioness

@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.

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?

Liked by dh38

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.

Hi @dh38 and @mollyb1968,

You may notice that I moved your message and combined it with this existing discussion. I did this as I thought it would be beneficial for you to meet other members who are discussing much of what you are experiencing.
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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.

I’d also like to introduce you to a few other members who might provide insight from their heart experiences. Please meet @bjanderson @tomonthebeach @carnes @mikkeleo @lyndylou @frande @dave2455 @shakuni11 @ch246cf10 @lizm53 @tavrm @yoanne @cindym1960 and volunteer mentors @hopeful33250 and @predictable.

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