Published: 29 February 2020
Author(s): Juan Sanchez-Serna, Alvaro Hernandez-Vicente, Iris P. Garrido-Bravo, Francisco Pastor-Perez, Jose A. Noguera-Velasco, Teresa Casas-Pina, Ana I. Rodriguez-Serrano, Julio Núñez, Domingo Pascual-Figal
Issue: July 2020
Section: Original article

Heart failure (HF), a chronic heterogeneous syndrome with increasing prevalence and incidence, is associated with high mortality and morbidity [1,2]. In ambulatory patients, the occurrence of an episode of acutely decompensated HF (ADHF) implies adverse prognosis and represents a challenge for health systems [3,4]. The relationship of renal function (RF) with HF is well established, the acute or chronic dysfunction of one of the organs aggravating the dysfunction of the other [5–7]. The worsening of RF in patients with HF is associated with an increased risk of death and hospitalization [8,9].


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