Journal article

Treatment of hypertension in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Muhammad Asrar ul Haq, David L Hare, Chiew Wong, Umair Hayat, Peter Barlis

Curr Hypertens Rev | Published : 2014

Abstract

Prevalence of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection (HFPEF) has been rising steadily in the recent past. Studies have shown that at least half of patients presenting with symptoms and signs of heart failure (HF) have preserved left ventricular ejection fraction, i.e. HFPEF, and that this portion of the HF population consists predominantly of women, older age group, and people with hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors. The morbidity and mortality associated with HFPEF are much higher than the normal population. Chronic hypertension is the most common cause in addition to age, with suggestion of up to 60% of patients with HFPEF being hypertensive. Addressing the specific aetiolog..

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