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Is it possible to reverse my diastolic dysfunction or make it worse with exercise? 

Is it possible to reverse my diastolic dysfunction (DD), stage one with E/A ratio of .7 at my female age of 63? And can my aerobic exercise 90 min a day make the DD worse since it makes me develop hypertension with the diastolic number?

submitted by Janice from Glen Ellyn, Illinois on 10/22/2013

George Younis, MDAnswer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, George Younis, MD  

1) Maybe with appropriate exercise and possibly medications;

2) Absolutely not - please keep exercising!

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