Heart failure epidemiology
The incidence of heart failure (HF) increases with age and its prevalence is increasing due to an ageing population.1 Although some HF patients can live for many years, absolute survival rates are poor in both sexes, with 50% of men dead at 2.3 years (range: 1.3–2.3 years) and 50% of women dead at 1.7 years (range: 1.32–1.79 years).2 Recent reports, however, suggest that the prognosis has substantially improved in the UK, thought to be related to better treatment and monitoring.3,4
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