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Committee on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Learn more about the purpose of this committee and who its members are

Heart Failure (HF)

The committee on “Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction” of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology promotes, coordinates and overlooks study and research on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of “Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction” within the Heart Failure Association.

“Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction” is defined in accordance to the consensus document of the Heart Failure and Echocardiography Associations (Eur Heart J 2007;28:2539-50) as a condition characterized by the simultaneous presence of symptoms or signs of fluid overload, a preserved left ventricular ejection fraction and evidence of diastolic left ventricular dysfunction.  



The Committee on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction organised a highly successful Workshop:

International Conference on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Basic Mechanisms on 23 - 25 September 2011 in Budapest, Hungary. Over 70 people attended to listen and participate. Production of a paper covering the results of the discussions is now underway

View the programme

Coordinator

Prof B Pieske, FESC (Berlin, DE), email

Committee

Nucleus members 

Frans Rutten (Utrecht, NL)
Rolf Wachter (Goettingen, NL)
Rudolf De Boer (Goettingen, NL)
Marco Guazzi (Milan, IT)
Eike Nagel (Frankfurt, DE)
Carsten Tschoepe (Berlin, De)
Adelino Leite-Moreira (Porto, PT)
Zoltan Papp (Debrecen, HU)
Erwan Donal (Rennes, FR)
Michael Fu (Gothenburg, SE)
Vojtech Melenovsky (Prague, CZ)
Filippos Triposkiadis (Larissa, GR)

Affiliates

Giuseppe Ambrosio (Perugia, IT)
Otto Smiseth (Oslo, NO)
Barry Borlaug (Rochester, US)
Michael Frenneaux (Norwich, UK)
Ilke Sipahi (Istanbul, TR)
Hans-Dirk Duengen (Berlin, DE)
Frank Edelmann (Berlin, DE)
Elisabeth Kraigher-Krainer (Berlin, DE)
Micha Maeder (St Gallen, CH)
Sanjiv Shah (Boston, US)

Priorities

  • Revision of Consensus Document - publication planned for 2012 
  • Continuation of biannual meeting: small focussed meeting in 2013, followed by a general meeting in 2014

Papers

Read Professor Pieske's Editorial:

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction—a growing epidemic or ‘The Emperor's New Clothes?’

European Heart Journal (January 2011) 

NEW PUBLICATION from Graz meeting

This editorial refers to ‘Epidemiology and clinical course of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction’ by C.S.P. Lam et al.

European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 13, Issue 1

 

Consensus Document of the Heart Failure and Echocardiography Associations of the European Society of Cardiology (Eur Heart J 2007;28:2539-50)

Read the full text

The Committee organised a successful symposium on Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in October 2009 in Graz, Austria

Organisation

Prof. Dr. Burkert Pieske

Department of Cardiology, Medical University Graz, Austria

Scientific Committee

Burkert Pieske, Austria

Walter Paulus, FESC, The Netherlands

Dirk Brutsaert, EFESC, Belgium

John McMurray, FESC, UK