Heart failure with preserved left ventricular function: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in patients with diastolic heart failure

Michael N. Young, M. Benjamin Shoemaker, Emily G. Kurtz, Daniel J. Lenihan

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Abstract

Heart failure associated with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a condition of increasing importance, not only due to its rising prevalence but also due to the lack of clinical evidence for pharmacologic therapies that are beneficial. Thus, a recent case encountered at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center illustrates the clinical challenges one may encounter in patients with HFpEF. A careful review of the diagnostic challenges of HFpEF or diastolic heart failure, current recommendations for management and a glimpse of upcoming research are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-405
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume344
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Diastolic heart failure
  • Preserved ejection fraction

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