Clinical Profile of Acute Heart Failure Patients hospitalized at a tertiary centre in south India.

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Gaurav Sarnaik, Kandan Balamurugesan, Santhosh Satheesh, H Nandheesha


Background and Aim: Acute Heart Failure (AHF) is a leading cause of hospitalizations globally in patients aged >65 years and is associated with high mortality and rehospitalization rates. In-hospital mortality ranges from 4% to 10% in western countries. Epidemiology of Heart Failure (HF) in India hasn’t been studied fully, however a preliminary estimate on the community-level prevalence of HF in the adult population in India is about 1%.The prognosis of AHF in Indian patients is poor with higher in-hospital mortality rates which vary between 8.4% - 30.8%.As the outcomes of AHF remains poor and prospective Indian data on In-hospital outcomes of AHF and adherence of guideline-directed medical therapies (GDMTs) at discharge is far from complete, we sought to study the clinical profile and short-term prognosis of patients with AHF admitted in a tertiary care center.

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