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Evolution of bendopnea during admission in patients with decompensated heart failure

Published:February 26, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2018.02.026
      The presence of bendopnea (lack of air that occurs during the first 30 s while bending forward) in the population with heart failure (HF), both stable (ambulatory) and decompensated (hospitalized) has been studied during the last years [
      • 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.
      ]. Its prevalence in stable heart failure patients (SHF) is around 28% and in patients with decompensated heart failure (DHF) is increased to 48.8%, but its changes during admission has not been studied yet. This 30% difference may be related to treatment, congestion or HF decompensation. We conducted the present study to evaluate the evolution of this symptom during admission in patients with decompensated heart failure.

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