Defining differences in community and trial CHF patients

M. Senni, M. M. Redfield, W. C. Little

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To identify the incidence and prognosis of CHF and the prevalence of diastolic heart failure, we assessed all patients (n = 216) who received a new diagnosis of CHF in Olmsted County, Minnesota, in 1991. Newly diagnosed CHF patients had decreased survival; however, systolic function was preserve in 43% of the cases. Survival was not significantly different in patients having preserved compared with reduced systolic function. We found CHF was a disease of the elderly and that echocardiography and ACE inhibitors were underused.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalCardiology Review
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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