The failing heart--an engine out of fuel.

  title={The failing heart--an engine out of fuel.},
  author={S. Neubauer},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={356 11},
  • S. Neubauer
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • and it can severely reduce a patient’s quality of life. It consumes approximately 2% of the National Health Service budget in the United Kingdom, and in the United States, the total annual cost of treatment for heart failure is approximately $28 billion. Moreover, the financial burden of heart failure will increase in coming decades because of the aging population and the improved treatments of its causes. Over the past 20 years, there has been considerable progress in the treatment of chronic… CONTINUE READING

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