Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) is a common condition, and the prevalence is projected to increase further. Studies differ in the reported incidence and mortality associated with this condition, although there is agreement that between a third and one-half of all patients with heart failure have HFPEF. Although several consensus statements and guidelines have been published, some recent randomized clinical trials have reported low mortality, raising doubts about whether all patients diagnosed with HFPEF have HFPEF or whether the condition is heterogeneous in its cause and prognosis. The overall reported prognosis of patients with HFPEF remains poor.
Heart Failure Clinics, 2014, Vol 10, Issue 3, p. 377-88
Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review