Invasive Hemodynamic Characterization of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction.
Heart Fail Clin. 2014 Jul;10(3):435-444
Authors: Andersen MJ, Borlaug BA
Recent hemodynamic studies have advanced our understanding of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Despite improved pathophysiologic insight, clinical trials have failed to identify an effective treatment for HFpEF. Invasive hemodynamic assessment can diagnose or exclude HFpEF, making it invaluable in understanding the basis of the disease. This article reviews the hemodynamic mechanisms underlying HFpEF and how they manifest clinically, discusses invasive hemodynamic assessment as a diagnostic tool, and explores how invasive hemodynamic profiling may allow understanding of pathophysiological differences and inform the design and entry criteria for future trials.
PMID: 24975907 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]