On the Epidemiology of Heart Failure

  • H. Viefhues
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In this overview on the epidemiology of heart failure, we refer to the findings obtained between 1974 and 1986 which partly deal with the results of the extensive Framingham study on heart disease, a knowledge of which is assumed. We will illustrate the data from this study, compare it with our own more recent data or with additional factors from other regions, and discuss the epidemiological implications for future developments.


Heart Failure Cardiac Arrest Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Rheumatic Heart Disease Framingham Study 
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