A Potential Role of D-Ribose for Myocardial Diastolic Dysfunction

Linda Marie Shecterle, John Albert St.Cyr


Myocardial diastolic dysfunction can occur in patients with cardiovascular disease, as well as in the normal population. D-ribose, a pentose carbohydrate, has been shown to aid in the recovery of energy compounds and improve diastolic dysfunction in the ischemic myocardium. Presently, there is no significant effective approved therapy directed at improving this functional abnormality; and therefore, D-ribose may offer a benefit to individuals afflicted with diastolic dysfunction.


Diastolic dysfunction; ATP; Ischemia; D-ribose

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