Diastolic dysfunction and hypertension: Implications for treatment

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Diastolic dysfunction is common in patients with essential hypertension and may produce signs and symptoms of congestive failure similar to those seen with systolic dysfunction. Antihypertensive therapy in patients with or without heart failure has the potential to improve symptoms, prevent end- organ damage, and extend life. Careful noninvasive evaluation of patients with heart failure, coupled with an understanding of the pathophysiology of diastolic dysfunction and the effects of drugs on diastolic function, allows appropriate treatment of hypertension and its sequelae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalCardiovascular Reviews and Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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