Teng, Tiew-Hwa Katherine; Hung, Joseph; Stewart, Simon; Knuiman, Matthew; Arnolda, Leonard; Jacobs, Ian G; Hobbs, Michael; Sanfilippo, Frank; Geelhoed, Elizabeth; Finn, Judith
Background: It is uncertain if improvements in long-term cardiovascular (CV) mortality have occurred in both men and women with ischemic and non-ischemic forms of heart failure (HF). Methods: The Western Australia Hospital Morbidity Database was used to identify all index (first-ever) hospitalizations for HF between 1990 and 2005. Patients were followed until death attributed to cardiovascular causes or censored on December 31, 2006 to determine 5-year survival. Cox proportional hazards models...[Show more]
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