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NMIC Bulletin Vol. 25 No. 5 Overview of heart failure

1 November, 2019

Overview of heart failure

  • Heart failure is associated with significant morbidity and mortality; the prevalence is increasing
  • Measures to prevent heart failure are an important consideration to reduce morbidity and mortality
  • The symptoms of heart failure may be difficult to distinguish from symptoms of other conditions, which may also co-exist with heart failure
  • Patients with elevated natriuretic peptides require echocardiography to confirm a diagnosis
    of heart failure