Epidemiology of acute heart failure syndromes

  title={Epidemiology of acute heart failure syndromes},
  author={François Alla and Fa{\"i}ez Zannad and Gerasimos Filippatos},
  journal={Heart Failure Reviews},
Acute Heart Failure is a heterogeneous set of syndromes associated with significant morbidity and mortality. There are several classifications of acute heart failure syndromes (AHFS) based on pathophysiology or clinical presentation. In the USA and in Europe, AHFS are the first cause of hospitalization of the elderly, and the leading health care cost. Despite this clinical and social importance, AHFS have received little attention from clinicians and researchers. Recently published… CONTINUE READING