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Cardiovascular coupling in heart failure patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction

Ovchinnikov A. G., Vitsenya M. V., Kulev B. D., Ageev F. T.
Federal State Budgetary Institution, “Russian Cardiology Research and Production Complex” of the RF Ministry of Health Care, 3rd Cherepkovskaya 15a, Moscow 121552

Keywords: treatment, cardiovascular coupling, preserved ejection fraction, CHF

DOI: 10.18087/rhfj.2014.3.1968

Many patients with HF and preserved LV EF (HF-PEF) have increased LV and arterial rigidity. This review discusses pathophysiological features of disturbed cardiovascular coupling and how this disturbance affects the heart function and reserve capabilities. Therapies focused on correction of the disturbed cardiovascular coupling in HF-PEF are considered.
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