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Heart failure: improving outcomes for patients

Heart failure treatment has evolved in recent years. Dr Yassir Javaid reviews new treatments and looks at how we can improve heart failure outcomes for older patients.

Heart failure is a common comorbidity with the greatest prevalence in the older population. Heart failure is often the end stage of the cardiovascular trajectory and is associated with a poor prognosis and quality of life. The good news is that if heart failure is diagnosed early enough, healthcare professionals can make a huge difference to both the quantity and quality of life for patients. Case study A 78-year-old male, who was previously independent, had noticed he was increasingly breathless for six months. He collapsed whilst digging in his allotment. A friend rang 999 and paramedics at the scene found

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