Journal article

Echocardiographic screening for non-ischaemic stage B heart failure in the community

Hong Yang, Kazuaki Negishi, Ying Wang, Mark Nolan, Makoto Saito, Thomas H Marwick

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HEART FAILURE | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

AIMS: Incident heart failure (HF) continues to pose a common and serious problem. We sought to examine the value of echocardiographic predictors of new HF in a community-based elderly population at risk for HF, independent of and incremental to clinical evaluation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Asymptomatic patients ≥65 years old, with ≥1 HF risk factor (hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or obesity) were recruited from the community; patients with valve disease, reduced ejection fraction (EF), and atrial fibrillation (AF) were excluded. Patients underwent standard clinical evaluation including calculation of the Charlson co-morbidity score and a comprehensive echocardiography including global longitudin..

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