Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in Older Adults.
Heart Fail Clin. 2017 Jul;13(3):485-502
Authors: Upadhya B, Kitzman DW
Most elderly patients, particularly women, who have heart failure, have a preserved ejection fraction. Patients with this syndrome have severe symptoms of exercise intolerance, frequent hospitalizations, and increased mortality. Despite the importance of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), the understanding of its pathophysiology is incomplete, and optimal treatment remains largely undefined. Unlike the management of HFrEF, there is a paucity of large evidence-based trials demonstrating morbidity and mortality benefit for the treatment of HFpEF. An update is presented on information regarding pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and future directions in this important and growing disorder.
PMID: 28602367 [PubMed - in process]