Chapter 45. Prevention of Congestive Heart Failure and Treatment of Asymptomatic Left Ventricular Dysfunction

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. RS Mckelvie,
  2. CR Benedict and
  3. Salim Yusuf

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch45

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Mckelvie, R., Benedict, C. and Yusuf, S. (2002) Prevention of Congestive Heart Failure and Treatment of Asymptomatic Left Ventricular Dysfunction, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch45

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882



  • congestive heart failure;
  • asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction;
  • epidemiology;
  • hypertension;
  • smoking


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Epidemiology of heart failure

  • Epidemiology of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction

  • Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction

  • Factors that lead to the development of heart failure

  • Pathophysiologic abnormalities in asymptomatic LV dysfunction that predict the development of CHF

  • Clinical factors predicting the development of symptomatic heart failure in asymptomatic LV dysfunction

  • Prevention of symptomatic heart failure

  • Conclusions