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The prognosis for patients with heart failure is worse than with most forms of cancer, and median survival rates are less than 5 years.

Stewart S, MacIntyre K, Hole D, Capewell S, et al. More ‘Malignant’ than Cancer? Five-year survival following a first admission for heart failure. Eur J Heart Failure. 2001; 3(3): 315-322. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1016/S1388-9842%2800%2900141-0

Reference

Title
More ‘Malignant’ than Cancer? Five-year survival following a first admission for heart failure
Publication
Eur J Heart Failure
Publisher
Elsevier Science
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Stewart S, MacIntyre K, Hole D, Capewell S, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 3, Issue 3
Pages
315-322
URL
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