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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-50

Heart failure with recovered ejection fraction: Report of a case in Jos, Nigeria

1 Department of Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria
2 Foundation Medical Centre, Jos, Nigeria

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Prof. Basil N Okeahialam
Department of Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital, PMB 2076, Jos
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/nmj.NMJ_294_16

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Some patients in heart failure (HF) are able to withstand treatment, recover ejection fraction (EF) enough to require little or no further treatment. They belong to the distinct entity now called HF with recovered EF where patients start as HF with reduced EF and with treatment end up as HF with mid-range EF or even HF with preserved EF. This case report is on one such patient who presented in HF with features of dilated cardiomyopathy. With treatment, he promptly came out of HF, and myocardium remodeled toward recovery of function, which also reflected on electrocardiographic voltages. He remained out of failure despite deescalation of anti-failure regimen. Characterizing this group well will permit a paradigm shift in the management of HF; with the understanding that the myocardium can recover function or go into remission depending on underlying pathology.

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