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Treating HFpEF: Huff-Puff without a Solution?

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Dr PB Jayagopal, Palakkad    04 January 2018

  1. Other treatable causes for heart failure like HT, CAD, AF have to be identified and treated.
  2. Medications like ACEIs, ARBs, β blockers, MRA, which are  useful in the treatment of HFrEF do not improve outcomes in HFpEF.
  3. However careful assessment of volume overload, treatment with diuretics,  small dose β-blocker and ARB are useful in reducing hospitalization in a minority of patients.
  4. PARAGON-HF trial may give insight in the use of ARNI in the management of the same.

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