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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,752
Online ISSN 1827-1618
McManus D., Aurigemma G.
Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine University of Massachusetts Medical Center Worcester, MA, USA
Congestive heart failure is a common cardiovascular disorder among adults and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Diastolic heart failure (DHF) is implicated in 1/3 to 1/2 of all heart failure cases and results from an abnormality of ventricular relaxation, compliance or filling. DHF differs from heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in epidemiology, pathophysiology, and natural history. Recent advances have improv-ed our understanding of DHF. This review summarizes these advances and discusses their clinical implications as they pertain to the diagnosis and management of patients with DHF.