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Department of Medicine Seminar Series

Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Clinical problem without a solution: First in Man study of atrial septostomy device

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is common and has the same bleak outlook as other causes of HF. Unlike those with reduced ejection, there is no evidence based therapy that has systematically been shown to improve survival. Patients are therefore often highly symptomatic with only Furosemide as a treatment.

Observational studies demonstrate an inverse relationship between higher elevations of left atria pressure and survival. Theoretically the creation of a hole in the interatrial septum could allow a pressure “blow-off” to the right atria and improve symptoms and survival.

I report rest and supine exercise haemodynamic data from a recent first in man study of atrial septostomy to improve symptoms and lower left atria pressure.

All University of Otago and Southern District Health Board staff and students are welcome to attend.

Zoom details

Zoom ID: 785276986
Password: 580603

Date Friday, 30 July 2021
Time 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Audience Other
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentMedicine (Dunedin)
Location9th floor Seminar Room, Dunedin Public Hospital, Forbury, Dunedin -- and via zoom
Contact NameAmanda Buchanan

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