New Risk Factors for Diastolic Dysfunction Identified in Study

New Risk Factors for Diastolic Dysfunction Identified in Study

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New Risk Factors for Diastolic Dysfunction Identified in Study

Several risk factors for diastolic dysfunction (DD), the heart’s inability to fill with blood properly after it beats, were identified in people with systemic sclerosis (SSc) in a recent study. These risk factors, such as obesity, could be potentially modified to reduce the occurrence of more serious disease outcomes, including a higher mortality risk, researchers suggested. The study, “Diastolic Dysfunction in Systemic Sclerosis: Risk Factors and Impact on Mortality,” was published in the journal Arthritis…

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