At a time when deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke are markedly declining, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, deaths from heart failure are increasing. The management of this devastating long-term condition is estimated to account for 2 per cent of the entire NHS budget, with 70 per cent of this spent on acute hospital admissions. Both prevalence and incidence of heart failure increase steeply with increasing age and with deprivation but outcomes for patients are improved with earlier diagnosis and treatment.
At this free online event, we considered how heart failure is a growing population health problem and the solutions to help overcome the challenges this condition presents. These included preventing the underlying causes of heart failure, as well as identifying risk factors for the condition, such as access to diagnosis, particularly for older people and those from more deprived communities.
The event was intended for health care professionals, policy-makers and those with an interest in long-term health conditions or sustainability in health and care.
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- Senior Consultant
Jayne MastersSenior Heart Failure Nurse, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Amitava BanerjeeProfessor of Clinical Data Science and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Institute of Health Informatics, University College London
Dr Lisa AndersonHeart Failure Consultant, Cardiovascular Clinical Academic Group, Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, St. George's, University of London and St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London
Dr Rosita ZakeriSenior Lecturer, King's College London and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, King's College Hospital and Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust