Posts Tagged ‘diastolic heart failure’

February 12th, 2014

Case: Cardiorespiratory Arrest Requiring Intubation in a Patient with Diastolic Heart Failure


A 65-year-old African American woman with a history of hypertension, diabetes, and seizure disorder is brought to the ED via emergency medical services for respiratory distress requiring intubation. Two weeks earlier she was hospitalized for an exacerbation of acute diastolic heart failure; a transthoracic echocardiogram at that time documented an LV ejection fraction of 60% […]

February 26th, 2013

Mixed Results for Spironolactone in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Although the mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists spironolactone and eplerenone have been shown to be beneficial in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (EF), their role in  HF patients with preserved EF has not been tested until now. Now the results of the Aldo-DHF study (Aldosterone Receptor Blockade in Diastolic Heart Failure), published in […]