Acute heart failure: Epidemiology, risk factors, and prevention.

  title={Acute heart failure: Epidemiology, risk factors, and prevention.},
  author={Dimitrios Farmakis and J. Parissis and John P. Lekakis and Gerasimos S. Filippatos},
  journal={Revista espanola de cardiologia},
  volume={68 3},
Acute heart failure represents the first cause of hospitalization in elderly persons and is the main determinant of the huge healthcare expenditure related to heart failure. Despite therapeutic advances, the prognosis of acute heart failure is poor, with in-hospital mortality ranging from 4% to 7%, 60- to 90-day mortality ranging from 7% to 11%, and 60- to… CONTINUE READING