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Who is most at risk for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction?

Dr. Boris Arbit, MD
Internist

Those most at risk for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction include people with hypertension, according to a very insightful analysis of people with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Having hypertension increased the chance of developing heart failure with preserved ejection fraction by over twofold. Simply being a woman increased the risk of developing heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction over 2.5 times.

What was interesting in this analysis is that people with coronary artery disease are not the people who will ultimately go on to develop heart failure with preserved ejection fraction or are significantly less likely to do so.

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