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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine