Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction.
Heart Fail Clin. 2014 Jul;10(3):503-510
Authors: Poppe KK, Doughty RN
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HF-PEF) represents a heterogenous group of patients with HF, more commonly affecting older women, with a history of hypertension and, less commonly, coronary disease, than patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction (HF-REF). Patients with HF-PEF have lower short-term and longer-term mortality than patients with HF-REF. At present, therapeutic interventions that have had proven benefits for patients with HF with reduced EF have not been shown to have similar benefits for patients with HF-PEF and there remains an urgent need for new therapeutic strategies to improve the clinical outcomes for patients with HF-PEF.
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