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Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome resulting from the impaired ability of the heart to cope with the metabolic needs of the body, resulting in breathlessness, fatigue, and fluid retention.

Approximately half of patients with heart failure have normal, or near-normal, left ventricular ejection fraction and are classified as having heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Gerald Carr-White, Consultant Cardiologist, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, UK, gives us an overview of the condition.

For more on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, see BMJ Best Practice.


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