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Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

Barry A. Borlaug

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199915712.003.1782

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

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Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans and represents the leading cause of hospitalization among patients 65 years of age and older. Of the total heart failure population, approximately half of patients with heart failure have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. This chapter reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Chapter.  5584 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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