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Heart failure burden and therapy.
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PMID:  19861384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Heart failure (HF) is a syndrome with a broad spectrum of heterogeneous symptoms and signs resulting in a wide range of clinical expressions. The prevalence of HF is estimated to be 1-2% in developed countries, increasing with age. Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization for patients older than 65 years, raising concerns about the economic burden of this syndrome. This article provides a critical review of epidemiological and clinical aspects for HF; causes, comorbidities, and types of HF are also described. The systolic vs. diastolic, the acute vs. chronic approaches, and the connections between HF and left bundle branch block or atrial fibrillation are further detailed. In addition, a synthesis of the latest results and recommendations concerning the indication and the prescription of pharmacological (such as diuretics or rennin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors) and non-pharmacological treatments (particularly device therapy) is proposed.
Faiez Zannad; Nelly Agrinier; Fran??ois Alla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  11 Suppl 5     ISSN:  1532-2092     ISO Abbreviation:  Europace     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-28     Completed Date:  2010-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  v1-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departement of Cardiology, INSERM, CIC9501 and U961, CHU Nancy, Hypertension and Heart Failure Unit, CHU, Nancy Universit??, 54500 Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cost of Illness*
Diuretics / therapeutic use
Heart Failure / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  therapy*
Heart-Assist Devices
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