Incidence and aetiology of heart failure; a population-based study.

@article{Cowie1999IncidenceAA,
  title={Incidence and aetiology of heart failure; a population-based study.},
  author={Martin R Cowie and David A. Wood and Andrew J. Stewart Coats and Simon Giles Thompson and PhilipA. Poole-Wilson and Venkatesan Suresh and George Sutton},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={
          421-8
        }
}
AIMS To determine the incidence and aetiology of heart failure in the general population. METHODS AND RESULTS New cases of heart failure were identified from a population of 151 000 served by 82 general practitioners in Hillingdon, West London through surveillance of acute hospital admissions and through a rapid access clinic to which general practitioners referred all new cases of suspected heart failure. On the basis of clinical assessment, electrocardiography, chest radiography and… CONTINUE READING

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