Russian Heart Failure Journal 2006year Prevalence of chronic heart failure in the European part of the Russian Federation: data from EPOCH-CHF
Prevalence of chronic heart failure in the European part of the Russian Federation: data from EPOCH-CHF
Fomin I.V., Belenkov Yu.N., Mareev V.Yu., Ageev F.T. et al.
Urgency. Data on CHF prevalence were obtained from a large number of international population and clinical studies and the data differ due to certain variability. The contradictory nature of results is related with different methodology of studies and absence of a standartized evaluation of CHF signs and symptoms. Aim. Estimating the prevalence of CHF related to gender and age in the European part of Russia; evaluating the know-ledge of the disease among the population; and determining the coverage of treatment for CHF. Materials and methods. Study was conducted at eight subjects in the European part of the Russian Federation. The study involved 359 physicians from out patients clinics. 339 therapeutic districts including 8755 families were examined. 19500 respondents aged from 10 to 100 years were enrolled. Results. In the RF European part, the CHF prevalence was 12.3% and that of severe CHF was as high as 2.3% of the total representative sample. The CHF prevalence was higher in women than in men. In age groups younger than 20 years and older than 80 years, the age-ranked prevalence was higher in men than in women.