Diagnosis and treatment of diastolic heart failure

Hosp Pract (1995). 1999 Mar 15;34(3):115-8, 121-2, 125-6. doi: 10.3810/hp.1999.03.133.

Abstract

Up to 40% of patients with heart failure have isolated diastolic dysfunction. With proper management, the prognosis is generally more favorable than in systolic dysfunction. Distinguishing diastolic from systolic dysfunction is essential since the optimal therapy for one condition may aggravate the other. New echocardiographic methods enable accurate diagnoses.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors / therapeutic use
  • Calcium / physiology
  • Calcium Channel Blockers / therapeutic use
  • Diastole / physiology*
  • Female
  • Heart Failure / diagnosis*
  • Heart Failure / drug therapy
  • Heart Failure / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Systole / physiology

Substances

  • Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Calcium