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Heart failure with normal ejection fraction (HFNEF): is it worth considering?
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PMID:  20033859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A significant proportion of patients with heart failure happen to have a normal ventricular ejection fraction at echocardiography during examination. Previously called diastolic heart failure, it is nowadays referred to as heart failure with normal ejection fraction (HFNEF) or HF with preserved ejection fraction. The European Society of Cardiology, recognizing the importance of this type of heart failure, recently issued new definition criteria for it. This review will discuss the different steps that lead to such a diagnosis, as well as some new aspects of its pathophysiology. Finally, the management of this form of HF, that is not as straightforward as HF due to systolic dysfunction, will be discussed.
Coralie Blanche; Thierry Fumeaux; Ralf Polikar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Swiss medical weekly     Volume:  140     ISSN:  1424-3997     ISO Abbreviation:  Swiss Med Wkly     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-22     Completed Date:  2010-05-14     Revised Date:  2011-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100970884     Medline TA:  Swiss Med Wkly     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Internal Medicine and Intensiv Care Unit, GHOL, Regional Hospital Nyon, Nyon, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Failure / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Stroke Volume / physiology*
Comment In:
Swiss Med Wkly. 2010 May 29;140(21-22):323; author reply 324   [PMID:  20512707 ]

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