The prevalence, clinical characteristics, and prognosis of diastolic heart failure: A clinical study in elderly saudi patients with up to 5 years follow-up

Fayez Elshaer, Walid Hassan, Mohamed E. Fawzy, Marilyn Lockyer, Suliman Kharabsheh, Nathem Akhras, Maie Shahid, Hassan Elwidaa, Naser Elkum, Charles Canver

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Data from 519 patients older than 65 years with congestive heart failure (CHF) were analyzed after 5 years of clinical follow-up. Two groups were included in the analysis: 321 patients with ejection fractions ≥50% (group with diastolic heart failure) and 198 patients with reduced ejection fraction <50% (group with systolic heart failure). Hypertension (81%) was the strongest predictor of congestive heart failure, followed by diabetes (46%) and coronary disease (33%). Diastolic heart failure was more predominant in elderly female (P = .007), hypertensive (P = .0001), and hypertrophic (P = .001) patients. Length of hospital stay, readmission rate, all-cause morbidity, and cumulative mortality were not statistically significant between both groups (P = .09).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalCongestive Heart Failure
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency

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