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Andrea R, López-Giraldo A, Falces C, Sobradillo P, Sanchis L, Gistau C, Heras M, Sabaté M, Brugada J, Agustí A

Lung function abnormalities are highly frequent in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction.

Heart Lung Circ. 2014 Mar;23(3):273-9, PMID: 24021236

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) is the most prevalent form of heart failure in outpatients. Yet, the pathophysiology of this syndrome is unclear and pharmacological treatment does not improve prognosis. Because breathlessness during activities of daily living is the most frequent complaint of patients with HFPEF, we hypothesised that lung function may be often abnormal in these patients due to either a direct effect of HFPEF and/or shared risk factors. In this study we explore the frequency, type and severity of lung function abnormalities in HFPEF.


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