New technologies and potential cost savings related to morbidity and mortality reduction in Class III/IV heart failure patients in Canada.

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BACKGROUND Heart failure affects 1-2% of the Canadian population. The 1-year mortality rates in New York Heart Association Class III/IV heart failure patients range from 11 to 44%. This study evaluates costs associated with current management of Class III/IV heart failure and potential savings if morbidity and mortality are reduced. OBJECTIVES To… (More)

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