1-year mortality after first hospitalization for heart failure was similar in patients with preserved or reduced ejection fraction

November 2006
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 145 Issue 3, p78
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study that was conducted to examine how 1-year mortality after first hospitalization for heart failure is similar in patients with preserved or reduced ejection fraction (EF). Around 880 patients with preserved EF and 1570 patients with reduced EF were taken. Patients were included if they had a first-time hospital admission for HF between 1 April 1999 and 31 March 2001 and documented evaluation of left ventricular EF at admission.


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