Burden of heart failure

Heart failure is a major health issue with a prevalence of over 23 million worldwide, and rising.  Heart failure is a major problem for health care systems around the world, both in terms of the impact on the patient’s daily life, but also in terms of costs due to high rates of hospitalization, readmission, and outpatient visits.  Despite advances in therapy and management, heart failure remains a deadly clinical syndrome.

It is essential that health care professionals join the efforts to fight this growing epidemic.