Health Beat: New device could provide relief for diastolic heart failure

COLUMBUS, Oh. - Yardwork makes Cecil Hamilton happy. Until very recently, it was impossible. His legs would hurt and he was constantly out of breat...

March 23, 2023
4:38 AM

COLUMBUS, Oh. - Yardwork makes Cecil Hamilton happy. Until very recently, it was impossible. His legs would hurt and he was constantly out of breath. Hamilton had diastolic heart failure, or DHF. The pumping chamber of his heart was stiff. 'You can imagine it as the heart becomes more of a copper pipe than a water balloon,' said interventional cardiologist at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Dr. Scott Lilly . Hamilton was hospitalized regularly for years, but a visit from his oldest grandchild strengthened his resolve to get healthy.

Melanie Falcon