Risk factors and comorbidities in a community-wide sample of patients hospitalized with acute systolic or diastolic heart failure: the Worcester Heart Failure Study.


OBJECTIVES Few epidemiological studies have examined differences in the prevalence of risk factors and comorbidities in patients with systolic heart failure (HF), as compared with those with diastolic HF. METHODS We analyzed data from 1426 residents of the Worcester (MA) metropolitan area hospitalized at all 11 greater Worcester medical centers for acute… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MCA.0b013e328334eb46


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