Published: 31 October 2019
Author(s): Pedro Moliner, Josep Comin-Colet
Issue: October 2019
Section: Commentary

Heart failure (HF) is a chronic disease with devastating consequences in terms of mortality, morbidity, health-related quality of life and healthcare costs [1]. Furthermore, several factors contribute to an increase in the prevalence of HF and, as a consequence, an increase in admissions and recurrent admissions due to acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). In fact, a recent study published by Mendez-Bailón et al. in European Journal of Internal Medicine showed how in the last 15 years there has been a progressive increase in hospital admissions of patients with chronic HF [2].

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