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Heart failure and cardiomyopathy
The Hong Kong diastolic heart failure study: a randomised controlled trial of diuretics, irbesartan and ramipril on quality of life, exercise capacity, left ventricular global and regional function in heart failure with a normal ejection fraction
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    Exercise Capacity in Diastolic Heart Failure
    • Jackie Taylor, Consultant Physician
    • Other Contributors:
      • Michael Tendera, John GF Cleland

    Dear Editor,

    We read with great interest the article by Yip and colleagues, reporting the results of a randomised controlled trial of diuretics, irbesartan and ramipril in patients with heart failure and normal ejection fraction(1). The authors are to be commended for their contribution to the evidence base for the management of this condition. The PROBE design tested the hypothesis that addition of ramipril or...

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    Interesting findings in The Hong Kong Heart Failure Study
    • Eduardo M Rosa, Coordinator of Institute of Clinical Research for Multicenter Studies
    • Other Contributors:
      • Henrique A V Träsel and Lívia B Gravina

    Dear Editor,

    Patients with heart failure and a normal left ventricular systolic function correspond to almost half of all patients with congestive heart failure(1). However, the great majority of the data presented in medical literature are related to studies that observe subjects with heart failure followed by systolic disfunction. It is notable that Yip et al. (2) in your article assess the quality of life and...

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