Burden of new hospitalization for heart failure: a population-based investigation from Italy.

@article{Corrao2014BurdenON,
  title={Burden of new hospitalization for heart failure: a population-based investigation from Italy.},
  author={Giovanni Corrao and Arianna Ghirardi and Buthaina Ibrahim and Luca Paolo Merlino and Aldo Pietro Maggioni},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={729-36}
}
AIMS Heart failure has been described as one of the emerging pandemics of the 21st century. This report aims to measure the burden of new hospitalization for heart failure in the population of an Italian region of nearly 10 million inhabitants. METHODS AND RESULTS Data were retrieved from healthcare utilization databases covering the population of the Italian region of Lombardy. We identified patients who were hospitalized for the first time with a primary diagnosis of heart failure… CONTINUE READING