Harvard Heart Letter

Heart failure with 'preserved ejection fraction': What does it mean?



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Heart muscle damage is
already well advanced by the time symptoms appear. Getting a correct heart failure diagnosis is key.

A variety of factors can lead the heart to fail even when pumping capacity appears normal.

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