Heart failure with normal systolic function

Johan Sundström, Ramachandran S. Vasan

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Approximately 30% to 50% of patients with heart failure are reported to have a normal or nearly normal left ventricular systolic function [1-7]. This condition has been labeled diastolic heart failure (DHF), and shares several characteristics with systolic heart failure, including reduced exercise performance, neuroendocrine activation, reduced quality of life [8], and a considerably increased mortality risk [1,9]. In this chapter, we will review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and prognosis of DHF. Treatment of DHF is discussed in Chapter 17.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeart Failure
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781420030860
ISBN (Print)9780824758271
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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