8 common causes of worsening heart failure

Heart failure is one of the leading causes of hospital admission for older Australians – and has a high rate of morbidity and mortality.

Many of these hospital admissions (and frequent readmissions) may be prevented through clinician awareness of the precipitating factors for heart failure, according to Professor Geoffrey Tofler (pictured), professor of preventative cardiology, University of Sydney, and senior staff specialist in cardiology at Royal North Shore Hospital.

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