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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by Health Professional Scholarship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia
H.Y. is supported by a Health Professional Scholarship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia (100307). This study was partially supported by Tasmanian Community Fund and Siemens Healthcare Australia. None of these agencies had any role in design, analysis, or interpretation of this study.