Supervised Exercise Training for Chronic Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

Published: March 21, 2023

active senior woman exercising on treadmill
  • Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is the most common form of heart failure; its prevalence is increasing worldwide, and outcomes are worsening.
  • Improved management of the large, inadequately treated population of patients with HFpEF represents an urgent unmet need.
  • This statement aims to critically examine the currently available literature regarding the effects of exercise-based therapies for chronic stable HFpEF, potential mechanisms for improvement of exercise capacity and symptoms, and report how these data compare with exercise therapy for other cardiovascular conditions.