Characterization of Static and Dynamic Left Ventricular Diastolic Function in Patients With Heart Failure With a Preserved Ejection Fraction

  title={Characterization of Static and Dynamic Left Ventricular Diastolic Function in Patients With Heart Failure With a Preserved Ejection Fraction},
  author={Anand Prasad and Jeffrey L Hastings and Shigeki Shibata and Zoran B. Popovi{\'c} and Armin Arbab-Zadeh and Paul S. Bhella and Kazunobu Okazaki and Qi Fu and Martin R. Berk and Dean Palmer and Neil L. Greenberg and Mario J. Garcia and James D. Thomas and Benjamin D. Levine},
  journal={Circulation: Heart Failure},
Background—Congestive heart failure in the setting of a preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction is increasing in prevalence among the senior population. The underlying pathophysiologic abnormalities in ventricular function and structure remain unclear for this disorder. We hypothesized that patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) would have marked abnormalities in LV diastolic function with increased static diastolic stiffness and slowed myocardial… 

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