Hot Topics - Clinical evaluation of dyspnea: When a chest x-ray and echocardiogram are not enough

Hot Topics - Clinical evaluation of dyspnea: When a chest x-ray and echocardiogram are not enough

Mayo Clinic cardiologist, Barry Borlaug, MD, evaluates and treats patients with dyspnea of unknown etiology, many of whom are found to display HFpEF. Through comprehensive evaluation, including echocardiography and invasive cardiopulmonary exercise testing, the cause of dyspnea can be ascertained. For patients found to have HFpEF, specific phenotypes can be identified that may respond to treatments, or participation in state of the art clinical trials can be offered. Evaluation of hemodynamic status guides optimal medical therapy and provides diagnostic certainty as to the cause of breathlessness.

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