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- adj. Pertaining to a diastole.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to diastole.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or produced by diastole.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to a diastole or happening during a diastole
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The bottom blood pressure number is referred to as diastolic, a word whose meaning is unknown even to trained physicians.
Malignant hypertension is defined as a diastolic blood pressure of 120 mmHg or having evidence of acute organ damage such as swelling in the back of the eye.
The research team looked in particular at a condition called diastolic dysfunction.
The upper or first number in a blood pressure reading is the systolic pressure and the lower or second number is called the diastolic pressure.
WASHINGTON, DC (HealthDay News) -- Elderly people suffering from a type of heart disease called diastolic heart failure do not seem to benefit from the commonly prescribed heart failure drugs, researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles report.
There's another type, called diastolic heart failure.
Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Emergence Of New Most Common Form Of Heart Failure (July 23, 2006) - Data from a 15-year period show that the prevalence of a particular type of heart failure -- heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, also known as diastolic heart failure -- is increasing. ... > read more
The five-year mortality is very high for these individuals, with 74 percent dying. 6 A specific type of heart failure called diastolic heart failure (or heart failure with preserved ejection fraction) has no proven effective treatments available today.
This type of heart failure, often also called diastolic heart failure, causes the heart to become stiff and thick, and prevents it from filling properly with blood.
It seems that a condition called diastolic dysfunction, which causes the lower chambers of the heart to become stiff, is the culprit.