Published in Blood Weekly, March 27th, 2008
"Consecutive patients hospitalised for a first HF episode in the Somme Department (France) during 2000 were prospectively included. Of the 799 included patients, 305 (38%) were aged over 80 years. The elderly patients were mostly women with a high prevalence of atrial fibrillation, ischaemic and hypertensive heart disease. Ejection fraction (EF) was assessed in 68.5% of elderly patients and 61%...
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