Symptoms and clinical signs associated with hospital admission and mortality for heart failure.

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

Peer reviewed scientific article



Little information is available on the predicting factors for hospitalisation and mortality in heart failure. The aim of this study was to determine the symptoms and clinical signs at the time of the diagnosis of heart failure that predict hospitalisation within the first month after diagnosis and mortality within the first six months after diagnosis. Data were prospectively collected during a two-year period by a nationwide network of sentinel family practices. All adult patients for whom the first time the diagnosis of heart failure was clinically suspected were registered. One, six and t…

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