Invasive Hemodynamics in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Importance of Detecting Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling and Right Heart Function

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Heart Fail Clin. 2021 Jul;17(3):415-422. doi: 10.1016/j.hfc.2021.03.003.


Heart failure (HF) is an ongoing crisis reaching epidemic proportions worldwide. About 50% of HF patients have a preserved ejection fraction. Invasive hemodynamics have shown varied results in patients who have HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). This article attempts to summarize the importance of detecting pulmonary vascular remodeling in HFpEF using invasive hemodynamics. Incorporating newer invasive hemodynamic parameters such as diastolic pulmonary gradient, pulmonary arterial compliance, pulmonary vascular resistance, and pulmonary arterial pulsatility index may improve patient selection for studies used in defining advanced therapies and clinical outcomes. Profiling of patients using invasive hemodynamic parameters may lead to better patient selection for clinical research.

PMID:34051973 | DOI:10.1016/j.hfc.2021.03.003

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