Gupta DK, Shah AM, Castagno D, Takeuchi M, Loehr LR, Fox ER, Butler KR, Mosley TH, Kitzman DW, Solomon SD. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in African Americans: The ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities) study. JACC. Heart failure. 2013 Apr;1(1). 156-63. PMID: 23671819 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3650857 NIHMSID: NIHMS440898.
In an entirely African-American cohort, we compared clinical characteristics, cardiac structure and function, and all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in relation to patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and those without HF.