Search Tag: HFPEF

Cardiology Management

Does inhaled inorganic nitrite improve heart failure patients' exercise capacity?

2018 07 Nov

According to a new study in JAMA, the use of an inhaler with inorganic nitrite was not effective in improving exercise capacity in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). In this multicentre randomised clinical trial that included 105 patients with HFpEF, researchers found that inhaled inorganic nitrite compared... Read more

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Should abdominal obesity be used as a risk predictor?

2018 03 Apr

A recent study by Tsujimoto and Kajio assessed the relationship between abdominal obesity and mortality among patients with heart failure and preserved (≥45%) left ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF). Results showed that the risk of all-cause mortality was significantly higher in patients with HFpEF with abdominal obesity than in those without abdominal... Read more

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Right heart failure in HFpEF: ESC position statement

2017 01 Nov

For many years, the right ventricle (RV) was largely neglected in the consideration of left-sided heart failure. However, it is now increasingly recognised that right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) is common and contributes to poor prognosis in patients with left-sided heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Better insight into the mechanisms... Read more

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Ivabradine Does Not Improve HFpEF Patient Outcomes

2017 08 May

A randomised trial has just been completed in which patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) were treated with Ivabradine. Currently, there is no known effective treatment for reducing morbidity and mortaility in patients suffering from HFpEF. See Also : Azithromycin Not Linked to Increased Arrhythmia Risk HFpEF... Read more

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Benefit of Exercise, Diet in Patients with Heart Failure

2016 08 Jan

According to a study published in JAMA , calorie restriction or aerobic exercise can improve the ability of obese older patients with a common type of heart failure to exercise without experiencing any shortness of breath. However, neither intervention had any significant effect on their quality of life.  Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction... Read more