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[Editorial] Heart failure: the need for improved treatment and care

Great strides have been made in decreasing the prevalence of, and mortality from, ischaemic heart disease in the past decade or so. However, the prevalence of heart failure as the end result of many differing assaults on the heart is increasing worldwide. This increased prevalence is due to a mixture of population ageing and prolonged survival of patients with heart failure because of some treatment successes, and also due to the rising prevalence of risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.

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