Diastolic heart failure in the elderly

Jeffrey H. Barsuk, William G. Cotts*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Heart failure with preserved left ventricular function is a common problem among elderly patients. Given that diastolic heart failure (DHF) occurs in up to 50% of all heart failure admissions, and that incidence increases with age, knowledge of current recommendations for its diagnosis and treatment are extremely important for the elderly population. Causes of DHF include the aging process itself, hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, aortic stenosis, and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. The patient with DHF may present with signs and symptoms similar to those observed in systolic heart failure. Treatment goals for the patient with DHF include achieving normal volume status, improving relaxation of the left ventricle, regression of hypertrophy if possible, and management of any co-morbidities that may aggravate the clinical status of patients with DHF. Hopefully, in the future, further data from randomized clinical trials will allow a more defined approach to care in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-221
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Geriatric Cardiology
Volume3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

Fingerprint

Diastolic Heart Failure
Heart Failure
Systolic Heart Failure
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
Left Ventricular Function
Hypertrophy
Signs and Symptoms
Heart Ventricles
Patient Care
Randomized Controlled Trials
Hypertension
Morbidity
Incidence
Therapeutics
Population

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Elderly
  • Heart failure
  • Left ventricular hypertrophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Cite this

Barsuk, Jeffrey H. ; Cotts, William G. / Diastolic heart failure in the elderly. In: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology. 2006 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 210-221.
@article{6a9e1f419f884e5b908a4331d8078524,
title = "Diastolic heart failure in the elderly",
abstract = "Heart failure with preserved left ventricular function is a common problem among elderly patients. Given that diastolic heart failure (DHF) occurs in up to 50{\%} of all heart failure admissions, and that incidence increases with age, knowledge of current recommendations for its diagnosis and treatment are extremely important for the elderly population. Causes of DHF include the aging process itself, hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, aortic stenosis, and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. The patient with DHF may present with signs and symptoms similar to those observed in systolic heart failure. Treatment goals for the patient with DHF include achieving normal volume status, improving relaxation of the left ventricle, regression of hypertrophy if possible, and management of any co-morbidities that may aggravate the clinical status of patients with DHF. Hopefully, in the future, further data from randomized clinical trials will allow a more defined approach to care in these patients.",
keywords = "Aging, Diastolic dysfunction, Elderly, Heart failure, Left ventricular hypertrophy",
author = "Barsuk, {Jeffrey H.} and Cotts, {William G.}",
year = "2006",
month = "12",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "3",
pages = "210--221",
journal = "Journal of Geriatric Cardiology",
issn = "1671-5411",
publisher = "Institute of Geriatric Cardiology",
number = "4",

}

Diastolic heart failure in the elderly. / Barsuk, Jeffrey H.; Cotts, William G.

In: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, Vol. 3, No. 4, 01.12.2006, p. 210-221.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Diastolic heart failure in the elderly

AU - Barsuk, Jeffrey H.

AU - Cotts, William G.

PY - 2006/12/1

Y1 - 2006/12/1

N2 - Heart failure with preserved left ventricular function is a common problem among elderly patients. Given that diastolic heart failure (DHF) occurs in up to 50% of all heart failure admissions, and that incidence increases with age, knowledge of current recommendations for its diagnosis and treatment are extremely important for the elderly population. Causes of DHF include the aging process itself, hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, aortic stenosis, and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. The patient with DHF may present with signs and symptoms similar to those observed in systolic heart failure. Treatment goals for the patient with DHF include achieving normal volume status, improving relaxation of the left ventricle, regression of hypertrophy if possible, and management of any co-morbidities that may aggravate the clinical status of patients with DHF. Hopefully, in the future, further data from randomized clinical trials will allow a more defined approach to care in these patients.

AB - Heart failure with preserved left ventricular function is a common problem among elderly patients. Given that diastolic heart failure (DHF) occurs in up to 50% of all heart failure admissions, and that incidence increases with age, knowledge of current recommendations for its diagnosis and treatment are extremely important for the elderly population. Causes of DHF include the aging process itself, hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, aortic stenosis, and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. The patient with DHF may present with signs and symptoms similar to those observed in systolic heart failure. Treatment goals for the patient with DHF include achieving normal volume status, improving relaxation of the left ventricle, regression of hypertrophy if possible, and management of any co-morbidities that may aggravate the clinical status of patients with DHF. Hopefully, in the future, further data from randomized clinical trials will allow a more defined approach to care in these patients.

KW - Aging

KW - Diastolic dysfunction

KW - Elderly

KW - Heart failure

KW - Left ventricular hypertrophy

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33846697922&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33846697922&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:33846697922

VL - 3

SP - 210

EP - 221

JO - Journal of Geriatric Cardiology

JF - Journal of Geriatric Cardiology

SN - 1671-5411

IS - 4

ER -