The changing landscape of heart failure hospitalizations.

  title={The changing landscape of heart failure hospitalizations.},
  author={Veronique Lee Roger},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={61 12},
Heart failure (HF) is a major public health problem. In the mid-1990s, temporal trends from vital statistics appeared so alarming that the hypothesis of a new epidemic of HF was formulated (1). Subsequent studies that formally investigated the epidemic demonstrated that the incidence of HF had not changed appreciably in the past 2 decades, and that survival, although still poor, had improved (2,3). These data convincingly established that, as the prevalence of HF increased, an epidemic of… CONTINUE READING