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Heart failure and preserved ejection fraction

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

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Among heart failure patients, 50% observed to have reduced ejection fraction while the other half had preserved ejection fraction. Preserved ejection fraction (HF/pEF) is understood as an indication of heart failure where the ejection fraction is greater than 50%.

Characteristics of preserved ejection fraction

  • Decreased left ventricular compliance
  • Increased left ventricular pressure
  • Increased left atrial size
  • Possible risks of
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Causes and risk factors

  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Sleep apnea
Tags:  Heart diseases,heart health,

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