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Webb J, Jackson T, Claridge S, Sammut E, Behar J, Carr-White G. Management of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Practitioner 2015;259 (1786):21-24

Management of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

21 Oct 2015Pais-up subscribers

Heart failure affects nearly one million people in the UK. Half of these patients have normal, or near normal, left ventricular ejection fraction and are classified as heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Newer imaging techniques have confirmed that systolic function in HFpEF patients is not completely normal, with reduced long axis function and extensive but subtle changes on exercise. Patients are likely to be older women with a history of hypertension. Other cardiovascular risk factors, such as diabetes mellitus, atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease are prevalent in the HFpEF population.

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