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Heart failure - high mortality rate

Ereignisfreies Überleben nach Krankenhausaufenthalt wegen Herzschwäche In a recent publication (published on July 23 in the journal Clinical Cardiology Research) Professor von Scheidt (Augsburg) shows results of data analysis from the German Heart Failure Registry.

Strikingly these patients (three quarters of them are men, on average 70 years old) have a relatively poor prognosis. Almost 17% died within one year after discharge from the hospital and more than half died or needed to be readmitted to the hospital (see chart). The authors explain that, among other reasons, patients with heart failure suffer from too many additional diseases.


Characteristics, management modalities and outcome in chronic systolic heart failure patients treated in tertiary care centers  -  results from the EVIdence based TreAtment in Heart Failure (EVITA-HF) registry
von Scheidt W, Zugck C, Pauschinger M, Hambrecht R, Bruder O, Hartmann A, Rauchhaus M, Zahn R, Brachmann J, Tebbe U, Neumann T, Strasser RH, Böhm M, Störk S, Hochadel M, Heidemann P, Senges J.
Clin Res Cardiol. 2014 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print]


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