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Revista Uruguaya de Cardiología

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MANZANO, Luis  and  FRANCO, Álvaro González. Heart failure with preserved function. Review of the topic and communication of the spanish experience. Rev.Urug.Cardiol. [online]. 2017, vol.32, n.3, pp.341-356. ISSN 0797-0048.

In the present review, the authors analyze in detail, the definition, the epidemiological aspects, the physiopathology, the diagnostic bases, and the treatment of this entity which es becoming increasingly important in the field of cardiology.

The few clinical trials made so far, have not managed to satisfactory evidence, so especially the treatment, constitutes an intelectual and scientific challenge.

As a very interesting contribution, the bases of the spanish Program for Integral Management of Heart Failure Units (UMIPIC), are analyzed.

This program`s main objective is to offer quality health care and sustainable by the public system. It includes all diseases of elderly patients global attention, education, efficient use of economic resources and the professional motivation. The general work plan and the results of the first 258 patients who completed one year of follow- up are described.

Keywords : Heart failure; Systolic function; myocardial ischemia.

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