Evolution of a Geriatric Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Treatment of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

Bharathi Upadhya, MD; Barbara Pisani, MD; Dalane W. Kitzman, MD


J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(11):2431-2440. 

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Management of HFpEF

Because HFpEF is a relatively recently accepted disorder and because most of the moderate number of clinical trials have been neutral on their primary outcomes, management remains largely empirical. We review general approaches, nonpharmacological interventions, clinical medication trials reported to date, device interventions, and published consensus guideline recommendations (Table 1).