Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is an increasingly prevalent condition, particularly in women. Comorbidities, including older age, obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, are risk factors and define phenotypic profiles of HFpEF in women. The condition has a relatively high burden of morbidity and mortality, with phenotypic profiles potentially characterizing risk of hospitalization and mortality. Based on limited data, nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments may provide benefit; however, compelling evidence-based, disease-modifying treatments are needed. Many unanswered questions about HFpEF in women warrant further investigation to improve understanding of the disease and provide better patient care.
- Diastolic heart failure
- Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
- Sex differences
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine