Heart failure with a normal ejection fraction: is measurement of diastolic function necessary to make the diagnosis of diastolic heart failure?

@article{Zile2001HeartFW,
  title={Heart failure with a normal ejection fraction: is measurement of diastolic function necessary to make the diagnosis of diastolic heart failure?},
  author={Michael R. Zile and William H. Gaasch and John D. Carroll and Marc D. Feldman and Gerard P. Aurigemma and Gary L. Schaer and Jalal K. Ghali and Philip R. Liebson},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2001},
  volume={104 7},
  pages={779-82}
}
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of diastolic heart failure is generally made in patients who have the signs and symptoms of heart failure and a normal left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction. Whether the diagnosis also requires an objective measurement of parameters that reflect the diastolic properties of the ventricle has not been established. METHODS AND RESULTS We hypothesized that the vast majority of patients with heart failure and a normal ejection fraction exhibit abnormal LV diastolic… CONTINUE READING