Management of diastolic heart failure in older adults: Diagnosing diastolic dysfunction is complex

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7452.1378-c (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1378
  1. Andrew C McCulloch, research fellow in cardiology (acmcculloch@clinmed.gla.ac.uk)
  1. Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF

    EDITOR—The diagnosis of diastolic heart failure is far more complex than suggested by Ahmed in his 10-minute consultation article.1 You cannot take the absence of systolic dysfunction as evidence that diastolic dysfunction is present.

    The European Study Group's guidelines require …

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