Management of diastolic heart failure in older adults: Author's reply

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7452.1379-a (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1379
  1. Ali Ahmed, assistant professor (aahmed@uab.edu)
  1. Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

    EDITOR—I agree with McCulloch that diagnosing diastolic heart failure is complex. A detailed discussion of this complex topic was beyond the scope of my brief review.

    The third criterion of the European Study Group on Diastolic Heart Failure (evidence of abnormal left ventricular relaxation, filling, diastolic distensibility, and diastolic stiffness) …

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