The aim of this study is to describe patients with heart failure and an ejection fraction (EF) of more than or equal to 40%, managed in both Primary- and Hospital based outpatient clinics separately with their prognosis, comorbidities and risk factors. Further to compare the heart failure medication in the two groups.
We used the prospective Swedish Heart Failure Registry to include 9654 out-patients who had HF and EF =40%, 1802 patients were registered in primary care and 7852 in hospital care. Descriptive statistical tests were used to analyze base line characteristics in the two groups and multivariate logistic regression analysis to assess mortality rate in the groups separately.
The prospective Swedish Heart Failure Registry.
Patients with heart failure and an ejection fraction (EF) of more than or equal to 40%.
Comorbidities, risk factors and mortality.
Mean-age was 77.5 (primary care) and 70.3 years (hospital care) p?