What is Diastolic Dysfunction?

Dr. Sameer Shrivastava, Heads the department of Non-Invasive Cardiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, in this video will talk on diastolic dysfunction. He will explain that in diastolic dysfunction, due to failing of heart which cannot contract or push out blood adequately when it is contracting. The heart expands with stiffness or reservations in this abnormality. The stiffness of heart causes the problem of filling of blood. Dr. Sameer tells and explains the parameters of diastolic dysfunction. He will talk that when a person complains of shortness of breath, then how to rule out lungs problems or coronary artery disease. Diastolic dysfunction can be only be detected through echocardiography. Also, invasive techniques are available to calculate diastolic dysfunction.