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HF patients with preserved or reduced ejection fractions did not differ for survival or CV mortality at 5 years

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C Tribouilloy

Dr C Tribouilloy, Amiens and University Hospital, Amiens, France; tribouilloy.christophe@chu-amiens.fr

STUDY QUESTIONS

In patients admitted to hospital for a first episode of heart failure (HF) with ejection fraction (EF), what is their survival at 5 years? How do patients with preserved EF (PEF) and reduced EF (REF) compare?

STUDY DESIGN

Design:

inception cohort followed for 5 years.

Setting:

1 university hospital, 7 general hospitals, 2 private clinics, and 1 medium and long-stay centre in Somme, France.

Patients:

662 patients 25–100 years of age (mean age 74 y, 54% men) admitted to hospital for a first episode of HF with EF. 56% of patients had PEF.

Prognostic factors:

age, sex, hypertension, stroke, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, low glomerular filtration rate (GFR) (<80 …

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