The incidence and first-year mortality of heart failure in Belgium: a 2-year nationwide prospective registration.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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AIMS: The aim of this study is to determine the incidence and mortality of heart failure (HF) in Belgium.METHODS: Data were prospectively collected during a 2-year period by a nationwide network of sentinel practices. All adult patients for whom, for the first time the diagnosis of HF was clinically suspected were registered. Patients were finally included if the diagnosis of HF was confirmed after 1 month.RESULTS: The yearly incidence of confirmed HF in the Belgian adult population was estimated to be 194 patients per 100,000 inhabitants (95% CI: 172-218). At diagnosis, the median age of t…

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