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Dalane W. Kitzman, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine - Cardiology

A cardiologist whose research focuses on heart failure, especially in the elderly, Kitzman's work has been funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the American Heart Association. He was among the first to identify diastolic heart failure as a distinct type of disease. Another research focus is improving echocardiography as a diagnostic tool. Kitzman has served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, chaired an NIA study section of clinical aging, and is a past president of the Society for Geriatric Cardiology.


Heart disease, Heart failure, Echocardiography, Noninvasive heart testing, diastolic heart failure, echocardiography


Combination of Diet and Exercise Offers Benefits in Patients with a Common Type of Heart Failure

Research by Dalane W. Kitzman, M.D., professor of cardiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has found that diet and exercise can help relieve the main symptoms of a rapidly increasing form of heart failure.

Daily Dose of Beetroot Juice Improved Endurance and Blood Pressure in Older Patients with Common Type of Heart Disease

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found that a daily dose of beetroot juice significantly improved exercise endurance and blood pressure in elderly patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF). 

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