Salim Hayek

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Diastolic heart failure

Diastolic heart failure I. Problem/Condition. Diastolic heart failure or heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a clinical syndrome characterized by preserved left ventricular (LV) systolic function (ejection fraction > 50 %), evidence of diastolic dysfunction, and clinical findings consistent with heart failure. It is estimated that diastolic failure accounts for approximately half of…

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