Published: 20 February 2020
Author(s): Cesare de Gregorio, Giulia Laterra, Vittoria Vaccaro, Roberto Bitto, Giuseppe Dattilo
Section: Letter to the Editor

The prevalence of chronic heart failure (CHF) in the general population is gradually increasing mainly due to prolonged life expectancy of the general population and effective interventional and medical treatment of acute cardiac syndromes. Even though in-hospital survival has improved, the evolution towards CHF is documented approximately in 5% of patients with recent acute syndromes, rising up to 10% when considering elderly people [1–3].


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