Healthcare Professionals

Patient Identification & Referral

Identifying and treating elevated LAP is critical to improving HF symptoms and quality of life.

Common symptoms

  • Breathlessness or dyspnea
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling of extremities

Common signs

  • Jugular distension
  • Hepatojugular reflux
  • Pulmonary crepitation
  • 3rd heart sound
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Elevated NT-proBNP / NBP

The H2FPEF score was created to simplify the identification of HFpEF patients among those with dyspnea.


A score totaling 3 points or more means
a >50% chance of HFpEF

CONSIDER SENDING HIGH PROBABILITY
HFpEF PATIENTS FOR FURTHER EVALUATION

H2FPEF Scoring Model1

Total score correlates to the probability of HFpEF
in patients with exertional dyspnea.

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  1. Reddy YNV, Carter RE, Obokata M, Redfield MM, Borlaug BA. A Simple, Evidence-Based Approach to Help Guide Diagnosis of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction. Circulation. 2018;138(9):861-870.