Published: 2016-12-19

A profile of heart failure patients in a tertiary care centre in Eastern India

Biswajit Majumder, Yatindra Mohan Bahuguna, Sharmistha Chatterjee


Background: Epidemiological data regarding profile of heart failure in India is lacking. So this study was done to assess the epidemiological profile of heart failure patients in eastern India. Aim of the study was to assess the epidemiological profile of heart failure patients in this part of country.

Methods: Total 1000 outdoor and indoor patients presented with symptoms and signs of heart failure according to Framingham criteria were studied.

Results: Age of onset of HF is lower than western country. IHD is the commonest cause of HF. Diabetes and hypertensions are important risk factors.

Conclusions: Earlier detection and treatment of hypertension and diabetes mellitus might have greater impact in reducing the burden of HF in this part of country.


Profile, Heart failure, Tertiary care centre, Eastern India

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