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diastole

the dilatation of the chambers of the heart that follows each contraction, during which they refill with blood

diastole

[dī′as·tə·lē]
(physiology)
The rhythmic relaxation and dilation of a heart chamber, especially a ventricle.
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Zarich et al [7] (1988) and Papillolec et al [8] (1989) reported that diabetics who had normal ejection fraction had evidence of diastolic dysfunction in the form of increased A/E ratio.
There are limited treatment options for diastolic dysfunction and even fewer for diabetes-induced diastolic dysfunction.
Early (E) and late (A) diastolic velocities, velocity time integrals and ratios of early and late velocities, velocity time integrals (E/A) as well as isovolumetric relaxation time was determined.
Presently, the ratio of early diastolic mitral inflow velocity to early diastolic mitral annulus velocity (E/e' ratio) is used for the evaluation of LV filling pressure, and it has been used as a marker to diagnose diastolic HF5,6.
Based on these results, we diagnosed both patients with diastolic heart failure.
It was also fou-nd that uric acid was positively correlated to diastolic blood pressure with r = 0.
Conclusion: Increase in left atrial volume is directly correlated with severity of diastolic dysfunction.
Overall, the authors found no significant differences between CPAP and mandibular advancement devices in the associated changes in systolic or diastolic blood pressure, although they noted that CPAP showed the strongest association with systolic blood pressure reductions.
Measurements of the thickness of the walls of the heart and sizes of its cavities in the systolic and diastolic phases were performed according to the recommendations of the American Committee of Echocardiography experts.
Tables 2-5 show the percentiles constructed for systolic pressure and diastolic pressure by gender, height, weight and BMI.
For example, people with no history of high blood pressure in middle age who had high diastolic blood pressure in old age were 50 percent more likely to have severe brain lesions than people with low diastolic blood pressure in old age.
Although both systolic and diastolic blood pressure were assessed at intervals over the years, Dr.