Published: 20 November 2017
Author(s): Ramón Baeza-Trinidad, Oscar Isaula-Jimenez, Carmen Peinado-Adiego, Jose Daniel Mosquera-Lozano
Section: Letter to the Editor

Recently, a new symptom of heart failure called bendopnea and its prognosis was described [1–4]. We called bendopnea to the lack of air that occurs during the first 30s while bending forward. The prevalence of bendopnea in ambulatory patients with heart failure (HF) is 28% and it increases to 48.8% in those with decompensated HF. However its frequency in general population is still unknown. We conducted the present study to evaluate the prevalence and characteristic of bendopnea in general healthy population.


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