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Heart failure study finds more diastolic cases in older patients

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 24 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:451
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Diastolic heart failure may be more common than systolic failure in older adults, especially women, new research suggests. A large community based US study examined almost 5000 patients aged 66 or older who had heart failure. More than half were found to have the diastolic form of the condition—only recently recognised and still poorly understood—rather than the systolic version.

    The study, conducted by researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in …

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