Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: a nephrologist-directed primer.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

There is substantial causal and consequential interaction between the ever-growing heart failure and renal failure patients. Half of the patients with heart failure (HF) have preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF), which is difficult to diagnose and rising in prevalence relative to HF with reduced EF (HFpEF). To date, only weight reduction, exercise training, and diuretics have been shown to improve exercise tolerance and morbidity in HFpEF. This review aims to establish the baseline kidney-related concepts specific to the diagnosis and treatment of HFpEF patients and the different aspects of HFpEF and HFpEF in the clinical setting.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Afsar, B; Rossignol, P; van Heerebeek, L; Paulus, WJ; Damman, K; Heymans, S; van Empel, V; Sag, A; Maisel, A; Kanbay, M

Published Date

  • November 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 765 - 773

PubMed ID

  • 28497230

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-7322

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10741-017-9619-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States