Systolic and diastolic heart failure in the community.

  title={Systolic and diastolic heart failure in the community.},
  author={Francesca Bursi and Susan A. Weston and Margaret M. Redfield and Steven J. Jacobsen and Serguei V. S. Pakhomov and Vuyisile T. Nkomo and Ryan A. Meverden and Veronique Lee Roger},
  volume={296 18},
CONTEXT The heart failure (HF) syndrome is heterogeneous. While it can be defined by ejection fraction (EF) and diastolic function, data on the characteristics of HF in the community are scarce, as most studies are retrospective, hospital-based, and rely on clinically indicated tests. Further, diastolic function is seldom systematically assessed based on standardized techniques. OBJECTIVE To prospectively measure EF, diastolic function, and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) in community… CONTINUE READING
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