What is diastolic dysfunction?
In this video, Dr Sanjay Gupta discuses diastolic dysfunction. The heart is a pump. It has to relax and fill with blood and then contract to push that blood out. The time interval during which the heart contracts is called systole and the period during which it relaxes to fill with blood is called diastole. For many years, the ability of the heart is measured by its ability to contract and this is [...]