Heart failure prognosis and management in over-80-year-old patients: data from a French national observational retrospective cohort

@article{Vorilhon2014HeartFP,
  title={Heart failure prognosis and management in over-80-year-old patients: data from a French national observational retrospective cohort},
  author={Charles Vorilhon and Chouki Chenaf and Aur{\'e}lien Mulliez and Bruno Pereira and Guillaume Clerfond and Nicolas Authier and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Jean and Pascal Motreff and Bernard Citron and Alain Eschalier and J R Lusson and Romain Eschalier},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={71},
  pages={251-260}
}
The aim of the study was to assess the impact of clinical characteristics and management on the mid- to long-term follow-up prognosis of unselected over-80-year-old patients hospitalized for a first heart failure (HF) episode in a real-life setting. Despite the increasing proportion of HF patients over 80 years of age, the latter remain a poorly studied population. Analysis was based on the EGB (“Echantillon Généraliste des Bénéficiaires”) database. A cohort comprising 1825 adult patients with… CONTINUE READING

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