treatment for diastolic dysfunction with mild pulmonary hypertention
I found out through echo of my heart that I have a small heart murmur, moderate tricubis reguritation and mild diastolic dysfunction with mild pulmonary hypertention and small amount of fluid around the heart. I am taking Norvas 5 mg, Toperlol 25 mg in am and 25 mg in the pm. I was told to keep pressure blood pressure down and to exercise and repeat echo in 3 years. Is there anything else I should be doing? I am 64 years old. I have throid disease and acid reflux disease. I also take vit for low Vit D. I have been on proton pump for 20 years for acid reflux. I take Trazodone 50 mg for sleep. I take a multi vit and calcium supplements and 2 tylenol a day for arthritis. I have just been confirmed with sleep apnea. I walk 4 days a week for 20 minutes.
The goal of therapy for diastolic dysfunction is focused on the causative factor for the dysfunction, like hypertension or infarction. The pulmonary hypertension is a consequence to this. So, as advised keep your pressures under control and check to rule out diabetes and dyslipidemia. Follow up with your doctor.
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