Journal article

Effect of I-f-Channel Inhibition on Hemodynamic Status and Exercise Tolerance in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

Wojciech Kosmala, David J Holland, Aleksandra Rojek, Leah Wright, Monika Przewlocka-Kosmala, Thomas H Marwick

Journal of the American College of Cardiology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test the effects of treatment with ivabradine on exercise capacity and left ventricular filling in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). BACKGROUND: Because symptoms of HFpEF are typically exertional, optimization of diastolic filling time by controlling heart rate may delay the onset of symptoms. METHODS: Sixty-one patients with HFpEF were randomly assigned to ivabradine 5 mg twice daily (n = 30) or placebo (n = 31) for 7 days in this double-blind trial. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing with echocardiographic assessment of myocardial function and left ventricular filling were undertaken at rest and after exercise. RESU..

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