The most common cause of
diastolic heart failure is the natural effects of
aging on the heart. As you age, your heart muscle tends to stiffen, which can
prevent your heart from filling with blood properly, leading to diastolic heart
failure. The table below outlines the other causes of diastolic heart failure.
Causes of diastolic heart failure
What is it?
How it causes heart failure
Coronary artery disease (CAD)
Blockage of the arteries that supply blood to the
Low blood flow to the heart muscle (ischemia) can
prevent the heart from relaxing normally.