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Title: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: an insight into its prevalence, predictors, and implications of early detection.
Austin Authors: Ul Haq, Muhammad Asrar;Wong, Chiew;Hare, David L 
Affiliation: Department of Cardiology, The Northern Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Cardiology, Western Health, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Cardiology, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Issue Date: 2015
Publication information: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine; 16(1): 20-7
Abstract: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) is common, and at least half of patients presenting with signs and symptoms of heart failure are found to have preserved left ventricular systolic function. They have high mortality and morbidity and exert a substantial impact on health care costs worldwide. A range of conditions has been shown to predispose individuals to development of diastolic dysfunction and HFPEF. Chronic hypertension is the most common cause; it has been suggested that up to 60% of patients with HFPEF are hypertensive. Coronary artery disease, obesity, and diabetes are some of the other common contributory factors. Early detection of asymptomatic patients identified as at risk of developing this syndrome has the potential to reduce the risk of subsequent heart failure; this may be of benefit to focus our attention on prevention and intervention strategies in this population.
Gov't Doc #: 25813793
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/12707
ORCID: 0000-0001-9554-6556
PubMed URL: 25813793
Type: Journal Article
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