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Rev Esp Cardiol. 2008 Oct;61(10):1041-9.

Prevalence of heart failure in the Spanish general population aged over 45 years. The PRICE Study.

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Anguita Sánchez M, Crespo Leiro MG, de Teresa Galván E, Jiménez Navarro M, Alonso Pulpón L, Muñiz García J, Anguita Sánchez M, Vallés Belsue F, Ojeda S, Cabanas Espejo MA, Martín Rioboo E, González Barranco J, Hernández Ruiz A, Fernández García JA, García Criado E, Aguado Taberne C, Martinez de la Iglesia J, Vigara Madueño R, Ulecia Martínez MA, Ramos Díaz F, Revella Muñoz F, Gutiérrez Aparicio G, Ortiz Cabrera R, Nieves G, Castillo P, Ramos López FJ, Menéndez Jiménez A, del Río Ligorit A, San Pedro Feliz A, Ortas R, Portero P, Bierge D, Urbistondo Blasco JA, Torrente Garrido JI, Sil Cortés T, Herranz Alfaro A, Alava Causapé A, Aranda Martín R, Sierra Arroyo N, Rodrigo Esteban I, Torrecilla Conde J, Gutiérrez Moreno F, Sanz M, Blanco T, Calvo I, Coscollar Santaliestra C, Reixa Vizoso S, Perfecto Ejarque J, Magallón Botaya R, Martín Ruiz A, Hernández Moreno A, Sánchez Calavera MA, Sanz Rebollo G, Melón Juncosa P, González Viejo MN, Guelbenzu Morte J, Melguizo Bejar A, Rubio Galán J, Ramón de Berrazueta J, Ocón Martínez FJ, Alberto Vara L, García Cobo J, Díaz Pera JM, Pérez Martínez A, Rayo Gutiérrez M, Carrasco Herrera J, de Diego Rodríguez FJ, Moraleda Velasco P, Bañón García R, Batalla Velorio A, Sieres Felgueres M, Hevia Nava JS, Cimas Hernando E, Echegaray Pérez C, Virgala Tejeiro P, Herraez Cabañas LF, Macías Pérez R, Fernández Gutiérrez B, Rey González P, Alvarez Alvarez A, Iñesta Mena C, de la Hera Galarza J, Fernández Huelga ME, Trisán Anoro A, Menéndez Montes H, García Neches J, Menéndez Abraham G, Menéndez Rodríguez A, Velasco González M, Fernández Collar R, García García A, Luis Nieto J, González Nogal G, Casares G, Rodríguez Blanco V, Flórez García J, Aznar Andrés MT, Fraile Gómez A, López Díaz J, Sánchez Hernández A, Ledo Cabaleiro JM, Corte Díaz S, Calvo Iglesias F, Escribano Arias JL, Rodríguez Pascual C, Luis Salgado J, Pérez Pequeño A, Crespo J, Bacariza Piñón Fde A, García Arcos F, Sáinz Salazar MF, Turienzo N, Pérez Pérez C, Alonso Ferreira C, Cabaleiro Ubeiras MD, Diéguez Soengas E, García Soidán FJ, Puga Sarmiento E, Rodríguez Fernán JB, Charle Crespo A, Sanisidro Vilaso F, Tapia Gil A, Iglesias Costa AM, Gómez Fernández O, Ríos Rey MT, González Moreira M, Cortizo Torres E, Fernández Diéguez ME, Prado Domínguez J, Verdía Armada JF, de Toro Santos M, Pérez de Juan Romero M, Antonio Lamelas J, Pérez Izaguirre A, Molina Blanco A, Outeiriño López E, Balado Carballido A, Díaz Grávalos G, Palmeiro Fernández G, Alonso Alvarez P, Ramos Sandias JA, Rey Suárez S, Sánchez Cougil MJ, González Reza E, Fernández Silva MJ, Novoa Rodríguez B, González Alvarez A, Alamo Alonso A, González Rodríguez M, Arias Gómez MJ, Gulín González R, Martín García C, Diéguez Estévez A, Ruiz Ros JA, López Guillén R, Carrillo Espinosa J, Amorós Bueno T, Murga Eizagaecheverria N, Goiria Bikondi B, de Cos Rodríguez P, Andrés Novales J, Juez Senovilla JL, Uribe Oyarbide F, Muñoz Gil J, García Royo A, González Candelas R, Requena Marín C, Muñiz García J, Santiago Pérez MI.

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Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Reina Sofía, Córdoba, Spain. manuelp.anguita.sspa@juntadeandalucia.es

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES:

Congestive heart failure is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality and both its incidence and prevalence are high. Nevertheless, comprehensive data on this condition in Spain are lacking. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of congestive heart failure in Spain.

METHODS:

A demographic study which involved the participation of 15 healthcare centers throughout Spain was carried out. In each health area, a random sample was taken of the population aged 45 years or more. These individuals were examined by their primary care physicians, who made their diagnoses using Framingham criteria. Individuals who satisfied criteria for congestive heart failure were referred to a cardiologist for confirmation of the diagnosis and for echocardiography.

RESULTS:

Overall, 1776 individuals were evaluated. Their mean age was 64+/-12 years (range, 45-100 years) and 44% were male. Of these, 242 were referred to a cardiologist. The weighted prevalence of congestive heart failure was 6.8% (95% confidence interval [CI] 4%-8.7%). The prevalence was similar in men (6.5%, 95% CI 4.7%-8.4%) and women (7%, 95% CI 4.4%-9.6%). When analyzed by age, the prevalence was 1.3% (0.4%-2.1%) in those aged 45-54 years, 5.5% (2.4%-8.5%) in those aged 55-64 years, 8% (4.2%-11.8%) in those aged 65-74 years, and 16.1% (11%-21.1%) in those aged over 74 years.

CONCLUSIONS:

Prevalence of congestive heart failure in Spain is high, at about 7%-8%. The prevalence was similar in males and females, and appeared to increase with age.

PMID:
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