Epidemiology and prognosis of heart failure.

  title={Epidemiology and prognosis of heart failure.},
  author={Henry Ture Eriksson and Lars Wilhelmsen and Kenneth Caidahl and Kurt Sv{\"a}rdsudd},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Kardiologie},
  volume={80 Suppl 8},
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity, and has a prognosis similar to that of several malignancies. There are increasing trends in both prevalence and incidence rates of CHF which points towards CHF becoming a major community health problem. Early detection of CHF is dependent upon criteria to define the initial stages of a condition which progresses slowly over many years. In western countries the dominant causes of CHF are hypertension and coronary heart… CONTINUE READING


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