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Study Describes Second Kind Of Heart Failure

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November 7, 2002
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A new study by scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine further characterizes a second and distinct type of heart failure, a progressively debilitating condition common among older people. The report, which appears in the November 6, 2002, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), should help physicians better understand the condition, and suggests that additional studies be undertaken to see if this second type of heart failure, called diastolic heart failure, is as amenable to treatment as the more well-recognized form of the disease.

A new study by scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine further characterizes a second and distinct type of heart failure, a progressively debilitating condition common among older people. The report, which appears in the November 6, 2002, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), should help physicians better understand the condition, and suggests that additional studies be undertaken to see if this second type of heart failure, called diastolic heart failure, is as amenable to treatment as the more well-recognized form of the disease.


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