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Table 2 Differential characteristics of LV geometry between systolic and diastolic HF (modified from Zile MR [49]).

From: Diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure: diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic aspects

Characteristic Systolic HF Diastolic HF
LV volume
N (o ↓)
LV mass
LV geometry Eccentric Concentric
Cardiomyocites ↑ Length ↑ Diameter
Extracellular Matrix ↓(o ↑ o N) Collagen ↑↑ Collagen
  1. HF = heart failure, LV = left ventricular, N = normal