Low Blood Pressure Associated with Poor Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Results of an observational study show that among hospitalized patients with a condition called heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), a systolic blood pressure level less than 120 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) is associated with poor outcomes, including a higher risk of death. More studies need to evaluate optimal blood pressure treatment goals in patients with HFpEF, the researchers say. Their study, supported by NHLBI, was published in JAMA Cardiology.