Diastolic function is associated with quality of life and exercise capacity in stable heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction

@inproceedings{Bussoni2013DiastolicFI,
  title={Diastolic function is associated with quality of life
and exercise capacity in stable heart failure patients with reduced ejection
fraction},
  author={M. F. Bussoni and G. N. Guirado and M. G. Roscani and B. F. Polegato and L. S. Matsubara and S.G.Z. Bazan and B B Matsubara},
  booktitle={Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas},
  year={2013}
}
Exercise capacity and quality of life (QOL) are important outcome predictors in patients with systolic heart failure (HF), independent of left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (LVEF). LV diastolic function has been shown to be a better predictor of aerobic exercise capacity in patients with systolic dysfunction and a New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification ≥ II. We hypothesized that the currently used index of diastolic function E/e' is associated with exercise capacity and QOL, even… CONTINUE READING

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