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December 2020

Urgent call for more heart failure nurses

BJC Staff

Abstract

The new report Heart failure: a call to action warns that COVID-19 could result in a significant increase in the disease. Up to 40% of people diagnosed with heart failure die within one year. Over 900,000 people in the UK are currently affected by heart failure, with around 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year, at a total annual cost of £2 billion to the NHS. The Alliance for Heart Failure https://allianceforheartfailure.org is a coalition of charities, patient groups, professional bodies and healthcare companies working together to raise the profile of heart failure in Government, the NHS and media.

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