n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Need to improve initial and early treatment of heart failure : drug trends in cardiology

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... 'More than a third of patients with their first hospital admission for heart failure (HF) die after one year, with the risk of death increasing with age and the presence of other medical conditions', noted researchers in a recent article in the Archives of Internal Medicine.1 Mortality rates from trials suggest there have been improvements in HF prognosis over the past few decades, but it is unclear whether this trend is seen in the general population. To investigate this further, Philip Jong (Toronto General Hospital, Ontario, Canada) and colleagues examined the prognosis of and factors affecting survival in a group of ..

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