Office management of patients with diastolic heart failure

Tzanetos, Katina; Leong, Derek; Wu, Robert C.
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/3/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 5, p520
Academic Journal
The article reports on the issue concerning the diagnosis and management of patients suffering from diastolic heart failure. It reveals that arguments have emerged concerning the people's lack of understanding on the symptoms associated with diastolic heart failure and systolic pump dysfunction. The Canadian Cardiovascular Society, American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have identified symptoms for diastolic heart failure, including fatigue, edema and pulmonary congestion. It states that randomized clinical trials have failed to address the disease and clinicians should conduct research developing treatment for diastolic heart failure.


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