Acute heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: Unique patient characteristics and targets for therapy

Kalkidan Bishu, Margaret M. Redfield

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Currently, there are 1.0 million annual hospital discharges for acute heart failure (AHF). The total cost of heart failure (HF) care in the United States is projected to increase to 53 billion in 2030, with the majority of costs (80 %) related to AHF hospitalizations. Approximately 50 % of AHF episodes occur in patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). There is a dearth of evidence-based guidelines for the management of AHF in HFpEF patients. Here, we briefly review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of AHF patients with HFpEF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-197
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent heart failure reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013



  • Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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