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Role of Echocardiography in the Diagnosis of Heart Failure with Preserved Left Ventricular Systolic Function: Uppdate 2013
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiology.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical Physiology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5970-5836
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical Physiology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiology.
2013 (English)In: Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports, ISSN 1941-9074, Vol. 6, no 6, 523-533 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Heart failure and its complications are significant

causes of mortality and morbidity in most societies. Major

parts of the studies that constitute the base of modern treatment

of heart failure have been limited to the study of heart

failure associated with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction

(HFrEF). Only during the past 10–15 years, heart failure

associated with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction

(HFpEF) or primarily right-sided heart failure have come

more into focus as our understanding of the critical role of

other etiologies for the clinical syndrome of heart failure than

a reduced left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction has increased.

Furthermore, whilst the powerful prognostic role of a reduced

LV ejection fraction has long since been well validated, only

relatively recently it was realized that patients with heart

failure symptoms and preserved LVejection fraction also have

a substantially impaired prognosis. Previously, these patients

had often been dismissed as not having "real heart failure". In

parallel, it has become clear that diagnoses like hypertensive

heart disease, diabetic cardiomyopathy and heart failure associated

with atrial fibrillation, among others, can be understood as forms of HFpEF.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, 2013. Vol. 6, no 6, 523-533 p.
Keyword [en]
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
National Category
Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
Research subject
Cardiology; Clinical Physiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-308088DOI: 10.1007/s12410-013-9223-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-308088DiVA: diva2:1049175
Available from: 2016-11-23 Created: 2016-11-23 Last updated: 2016-11-28Bibliographically approved

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