Long-term trends in first hospitalization for heart failure and subsequent survival between 1986 and 2003: a population study of 5.1 million people.

@article{Jhund2009LongtermTI,
  title={Long-term trends in first hospitalization for heart failure and subsequent survival between 1986 and 2003: a population study of 5.1 million people.},
  author={Pardeep S. Jhund and Kate MacIntyre and Colin R Simpson and James D. Lewsey and Simon Stewart and A. E. Redpath and James W T Chalmers and Simon Capewell and John J V McMurray},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2009},
  volume={119 4},
  pages={515-23}
}
BACKGROUND We examined whether population-level hospitalization rates for heart failure (HF) and subsequent survival have continued to improve since the turn of the century. We also examined trends in the prescribing of evidence-based pharmacological treatment for HF. METHODS AND RESULTS All patients in Scotland hospitalized with a first episode of HF between 1986 and 2003 were followed up until death or the end of 2004. Prescriptions of evidence-based treatments issued from 1997 to 2003 by a… CONTINUE READING
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