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What Is Systolic Dysfunction?

Systolic Dysfunction develops because the heart cannot contract normally.  The Ventricles contract poorly and does not empty completely.  The blood backs up and is not pushed to the lungs or body as needed.

Treatment includes medications to help improve heart contraction, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and relieve your body of excess fluids.  You can help decrease symptoms by following a low sodium diet, low cholesterol diet, and exercise.

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