12. Recognising and Managing the Patient with Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction

  1. Barry H. Greenberg2,
  2. Denise D. Barnard2,
  3. Sanjiv M. Narayan3 and
  4. John R. Teerlink4,5
  1. Margaret M. Redfield MD

Published Online: 14 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669402.ch12

Management of Heart Failure

Management of Heart Failure

How to Cite

Redfield, M. M. (2010) Recognising and Managing the Patient with Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction, in Management of Heart Failure (eds B. H. Greenberg, D. D. Barnard, S. M. Narayan and J. R. Teerlink), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669402.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Diego, California, USA

  2. 3

    University of California and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA

  3. 4

    Section of Cardiology, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA

  4. 5

    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA

Author Information

  1. Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Cardiorenal Laboratory, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470753798

Online ISBN: 9780470669402



  • individualizing treatment of heart failure;
  • recognising and managing patient with heart failure - and preserved ejection fraction;
  • heart failure (HF), inability of heart - to pump adequate blood volume;
  • proper nomenclature, to use for HF - in setting of normal EF and DHF;
  • diastolic heart failure (DHF), fundamental difference in pathophysiologic mechanisms;
  • Kaplan-Meier survival curves;
  • DHF patients, comparable morbidity - to those with SHF;
  • heart failure with preserved - or normal ejection fraction;
  • increased passive diastolic stiffness - in patients with DHF;
  • Irbesartan in heart failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Study (I-PRESERVE)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is diastolic heart failure?

  • Terminology

  • Epidemiology of DHF

  • Recognizing DHF

  • Pathophysiology of DHF

  • Management of DHF

  • References