Prognostic Value of Resting Pulmonary Function in Heart Failure

  title={Prognostic Value of Resting Pulmonary Function in Heart Failure},
  author={Thomas P. Olson and Dustin L. Denzer and William L. Sinnett and Ted Wilson and Bruce D. Johnson},
  booktitle={Clinical medicine insights. Circulatory, respiratory and pulmonary medicine},
BACKGROUND The heart and lungs are intimately linked anatomically and physiologically, and, as a result, heart failure (HF) patients often develop changes in pulmonary function. This study examined the prognostic value of resting pulmonary function (PF) in HF. METHODS AND RESULTS In all, 134 HF patients (enrolled from January 1, 1999 Through December 31, 2005; ejection fraction (EF) = 29% ± 11%; mean age = 55 ± 12 years; 65% male) were followed for 67 ± 34 months with death/transplant… CONTINUE READING