Jul 24

Assessing the clinical profile and prognosis in patients with heart failure with recovered ejection fraction

A recent study evaluated whether patients with heart failure who recover left ventricular ejection fraction (Rec-HF) have a distinct clinical profile and prognosis in contrast to those with heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction or heart failure and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. The results printed in the journal of Cardiology showed that Rec-HF was present in the elderly patients. These patients had a better functional status. Moreover, the prevalence of diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular disease and dementia was lower while that of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was higher. Heart failure in these patients was more frequently ischemic and related to alcohol abuse than hypertension.

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