[Heart failure prevalence and predictors in Turkey: HAPPY study].

@article{Degertekin2012HeartFP,
  title={[Heart failure prevalence and predictors in Turkey: HAPPY study].},
  author={Muzaffer Degertekin and Çetin Erol and Oktay Ergene and Lale Tokg{\"o}zoğlu and M. Ataman Aksoy and Mustafa Kemal Erol and Mehmet Eren and M. Zehra Sahin and Elif Eroğlu and B{\"u}lent Mutlu and Omer Kozan},
  journal={Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi : Turk Kardiyoloji Derneginin yayin organidir},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={298-308}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of heart failure (HF) in adult residents of Turkey based on echocardiography and N-terminal B type natriuretic factor. STUDY DESIGN 4650 randomly selected residents aged ≥ 35 years were enrolled. Height, weight, waist and hip circumference, and blood pressure measurements were taken, and a 12-lead ECG was performed. Advanced age, hypertension (HT), diabetes mellitus (DM), obesity, and chronic renal failure (CRF) were assessed… CONTINUE READING
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