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Prevalence of bendopnea in general population without heart failure

Published:November 20, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2017.11.007
      Recently, a new symptom of heart failure called bendopnea and its prognosis was described [
      • Brandon N.
      • Mehra M.R.
      “Flexo-dyspnea”: a novel clinical observation in the heart failure syndrome.
      ,
      • Thibodeau J.T.
      • Turer A.T.
      • Gualano S.K.
      • Ayers C.R.
      • Velez-Martinez M.
      • Mishkin J.D.
      • et al.
      Characterization of a novel symptom of advanced heart failure: bendopnea.
      ,
      • Baeza-Trinidad R.
      • Mosquera-Lozano J.D.
      • El Bikri L.
      Assessment of bendopnea impact on decompensated heart failure.
      ,
      • Thibodeau J.T.
      • Jenny B.E.
      • Maduka J.O.
      • Divanji P.H.
      • Ayers C.R.
      • Araj F.
      • et al.
      Bendopnea and risk of adverse clinical outcomes in ambulatory patients with systolic heart failure.
      ]. We called bendopnea to the lack of air that occurs during the first 30 s while bending forward. The prevalence of bendopnea in ambulatory patients with heart failure (HF) is 28% and it increases to 48.8% in those with decompensated HF. However its frequency in general population is still unknown. We conducted the present study to evaluate the prevalence and characteristic of bendopnea in general healthy population.

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