Data from Current Heart Failure Reports - Curated by EPG Health - Date available 01 December 2013

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The number of hospitalisations for acute heart failure (HF) continues to increase and it remains the most common discharge diagnosis among Medicare beneficiaries. Prognosis after hospitalisation for HF is poor, with high in-hospital mortality and even higher post-discharge mortality and rehospitalisation rates. It is a complex clinical syndrome that varies widely with respect to clinical presentation and underlying pathophysiology. This paper reviews what is documented in the literature regarding the known pathophysiologic mechanisms reported in patients hospitalised for HF.

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