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Is the burden of heart failure improving?

Khand, A., Gemmell, I., Clark, A., and Cleland, J. (2000) Is the burden of heart failure improving? Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 36 (7). pp. 2284-2286. ISSN 1558-3597 (doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(00)00995-5)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0735-1097(00)00995-5

Abstract

Although several interventions have been shown to reduce mortality in patients with heart failure in the context of randomized clinical trials, epidemiological studies have failed, until now, to demonstrate that the prognosis of heart failure is improving. Recently, a report on over 30,000 hospitalizations with a first-time diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom suggests that the prognosis of heart failure has improved substantially in younger patients with smaller effects in those aged > 65 years. The improvement in prognosis appears to parallel the introduction of effective therapies. However, mortality and re-hospitalizations rates remain high.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):UNSPECIFIED
Authors: Khand, A., Gemmell, I., Clark, A., and Cleland, J.
Subjects:R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of the American College of Cardiology
ISSN:1558-3597

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