Id 396 Profile Of Patients With Chronic Heart Failure

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García-Bayo I, Soler Vila M, Pascual Benito L, Caramés Durán E, Mariscal Belvís C, Stella A
Spain
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Aim(s) or purpose: To assess clinical characteristics and treatment management of out-patients with chronic heart failure (CHF).
Design and method: Descriptive, cross-sectional study involving 179 patients of a primary care Centre. Demographic, clinic and treatment data were collected and descriptive statistics realized.
Results: The average age of patients was 76.5 (SD 11.06) years old, 57.3 % of them were females. Main co-morbidities collected were hypertension, 90 %; dyslipidaemia, 68 %; atrial fibrillation, 55.5 %; diabetes, 54 %; ischaemic heart disease, 38.9 % and chronic renal failure, 35,9 %. NYHA functional class: I, 10.6 %; II, 30.7 %; III, 25.7 % and IV, 5 %. Remaining cases were not classified. Up to 49.1 % were followed-up in cardiology. Overall, 48.6 % underwent echocardiography. In 57,4 % of cases systolic function was preserved. Diabetes mellitus was controlled (HbA1c Conclusions: Heart failure with preserved systolic function is the most prevalent form. The pharmacological treatment has improved since previous studies. Nevertheless, blood pressure and diabetes mellitus control are still insufficient.
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Profile of patients with chronic heart failure