There are very few contemporary studies on the frequency and cause of congestive heart failure (CHF) in a general population.
In western Sweden, inhabited by 1.64 million people, a retrospective survey was performed.
All hospital records of patients with CHF, ages 16 through 65 years, were examined in all hospitals in the region.
During the study period 2711 patients fulfilled the cirteria for CHF or cardiomyopathy.
Patients were monitored for 37+-28 months.
Mots-clés Pascal : Insuffisance cardiaque, Etiologie, Homme, Pronostic, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie, Suède, Europe, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Heart failure, Etiology, Human, Prognosis, Cardiovascular disease, Heart disease, Sweden, Europe, Epidemiology
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Cote : 93-0633717
Code Inist : 002B12A01. Création : 199406.