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Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HF-pEF):


Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
Also referred to as diastolic heart failure. Those affected are more likely to be women, elderly, and have a history of high blood pressure and diabetes. The heart muscle appears to be normal in strength, however due to thickening of the heart muscle, the ventricle of the heart can only hold a small amount of blood. Signs and symptoms include fatigue and shortness of breath. Currently there are no therapies that reduce mortality in patients with HF-pEF.

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