Heart Disease Community
dilated cardiomyopathy progressing to diastolic dysfunction
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

dilated cardiomyopathy progressing to diastolic dysfunction

I have  idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, [diagnosed 2002]  LBBB, and CAD in rca. with 8 stents. I've recently developed frequent PVC's and been told that my systolic function had returned to normal range but  have developed diastolic dysfunction with shortness of breath. I have an implanted [2006] bi-v pacemaker and defibrillator which helped relieve my  early symptoms enormously. IS the diastolic dysfunction a progression of the cardiomyopathy? What do these new symptoms  mean prognostically? I'm 65, female , and have had the best of care and take all the normal meds prescribed for these conditions. I've never smoked or drank.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
367994_tn?1304957193
Often cardiomyopathy is due ischemia (occluded vessels), hypertension, congenital, and control of the underlying cause can stop progression, but idiopathic indicates the cause is unknown and whether or not there is progression or possibly reversal would also be unknown.

For some insight of diastolic dysfunction,  the heart muscle (myocardium) behaves like a ballon made of unusually thick rubber.  Pressure may be normal but there is a problem with the filling phase as the heart walls do not expand normally limiting the amount of blood pumped into circulation with each heartbeat....also there is abnormality of intra-chamber pressures  As a result, pressure rises in the atrium and is transmitted back to the pulmonary venous system thereby increasing its hydrostatic pressure and thus promoting pulmonary edema...worst case scenario.

Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
996946_tn?1423002849
Blank
LindaTX commented on photo
May 24
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
bcmsmom is back Comment
May 24
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Foam Rolling
May 23 by gymdandee
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL