1 in 4 patients die within a year of first HF hospitalisation: study

Better use of guideline-directed pharmacotherapy may cut rehospitalisations, say researchers.
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Globally, one in four patients die within 12 months of their first heart failure-related hospitalisation, according to a study in JACC: Heart Failure.

Dr Biykem Bozkurt, from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues described rehospitalisations, hospitalisation costs, use of guideline-directed medical therapy and mortality after hospitalisation for heart failure (HF).