Prevalence of heart failure in three general practices in north west London.

@article{Parameshwar1992PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of heart failure in three general practices in north west London.},
  author={Jayan K Parameshwar and M M Shackell and Anne Richardson and P Poole-wilson and George Sutton},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={1992},
  volume={42 360},
  pages={287-9}
}
There is little recent information on the prevalence of heart failure in the United Kingdom. Assuming that patients with heart failure would be taking diuretic drugs all such patients were identified in three general practices in north west London. The practice records of these patients were examined to determine which patients had heart failure. Of the 30,204 patients served by the practices, 117 had heart failure, a prevalence of 3.9 per 1000 patients. The mean age of these patients was 74… CONTINUE READING

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