Causes of Death in Heart Failure are Diverse

Causes of Death in Heart Failure are Diverse

Heart failure is a disease with a poor prognosis and its appearance frequently signals the final phase of many processes, one of the most prominent of which is ischaemic heart disease. Mortality is comparable to that of the most common cancers, with <50% four-year survival.1 Deaths due to non-cardiovascular causes, particularly cancer, may be increasing.

Modern Medicine – Issue 3 2021