Dr. Richard Fogoros:
What is diastolic heart failure?
Diastolic heart failure is a form of cardiac disease that has been increasingly recognized over the last ten years. It can occur in both men and women but it’s far more common in women than in men, about 75 percent of people who get this problem are women.
Now typical and typical heart failure, the heart muscle itself becomes very weak and flaccid and that’s what causes the heart failure. Heart failure basically just means the heart is not able to do all of the work it’s supposed to do to supply blood to the body’s organs.