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Characteristics of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in the community: an echocardiographic survey
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    Therapeutic benefit might be attributable to effect on diastolic function

    Dear Editor,

    Given the fact that patients with subnormal left ventricular ejection fractions frequently have co-existing diastolic dysfunction(1)the therapeutic benefits resulting from blockade of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system(RAAS)in studies enrolling heart failure(HF) patients with subnormal left ventricular ejection fraction(LVEF)(2)(3)might, arguably, be attributable, at least in part, to amelioration of...

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