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High 5-year survival rates for older HF patients without initial severe comorbidity

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Dr Christian Madelaire, University of Copenhagen Herlev Hospital, Denmark
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ACC 2019

On a population level, heart failure (HF) is associated with a 5-year mortality risk of 50%; this equals many types of cancer. However, lower mortality rates have been observed in recent trials. This may be explained by an improvement in medical treatment, patient education, and implantation of devices [1].

Insights into the risk of different HF outcomes stratified according to age is necessary to guide the patients appropriately, as well as to organise public HF care programmes. A Danish study, presented by Dr Christian Madelaire (University of Copenhagen Herlev Hospital, Denmark), examined the long-term mortality risk and risk of inpatient and outpatient worsening HF for patients ≤70 years with incident HF without severe comorbidity, initiating evidence-based medical therapy in a nationwide cohort.

From administrative registers, 19,985 HF patients aged ≤70 years with incident HF from 2000-2012 without severe comorbidity were identified. They had s...



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