Matters of the heart: failing better

Matters of the heart: failing better EDITORIAL URRENT PINION James M. Beattie Reflecting the increasingly successful management evolving epidemiology of heart failure and palliative of a range of cardiovascular conditions, notably care provision in China where there is a rising acute myocardial infarction and hypertension, prevalence of ischaemic heart disease as the aetio- and the shifting demography towards a relatively logical factor, a common driver of HFrEF. This aged population, we are seeing an increase in the reminds us that the background to heart failure will vary depending on the gamut of genetic, lifestyle, incidence of heart failure, which is now equivalent to that of the four most common cancers combined and environmental factors relevant to the cardio- [1]. This improved survivorship, the living legacy of vascular risk profile and demography of local pop- innovative clinical medicine and public health ini- ulations. Heart failure is a global issue [4], with many tiatives, should be celebrated, but also demands of societies going through social and economic tran- us a duty to accurately diagnose and optimize the sitions, including migration from rural communi- care of the burgeoning clinical population endowed ties to urban centres as in China. There is an inverse with this diagnosis. The very definition http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care Wolters Kluwer Health

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
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1751-4258
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1751-4266
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10.1097/SPC.0000000000000325
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EDITORIAL URRENT PINION James M. Beattie Reflecting the increasingly successful management evolving epidemiology of heart failure and palliative of a range of cardiovascular conditions, notably care provision in China where there is a rising acute myocardial infarction and hypertension, prevalence of ischaemic heart disease as the aetio- and the shifting demography towards a relatively logical factor, a common driver of HFrEF. This aged population, we are seeing an increase in the reminds us that the background to heart failure will vary depending on the gamut of genetic, lifestyle, incidence of heart failure, which is now equivalent to that of the four most common cancers combined and environmental factors relevant to the cardio- [1]. This improved survivorship, the living legacy of vascular risk profile and demography of local pop- innovative clinical medicine and public health ini- ulations. Heart failure is a global issue [4], with many tiatives, should be celebrated, but also demands of societies going through social and economic tran- us a duty to accurately diagnose and optimize the sitions, including migration from rural communi- care of the burgeoning clinical population endowed ties to urban centres as in China. There is an inverse with this diagnosis. The very definition

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Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative CareWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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