Prognosis of congestive heart failure in elderly patients with normal versus abnormal left ventricular systolic function associated with coronary artery disease

Wilbert S. Aronow, Chul Ahn, Itzhak Kronzon

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The Framingham study demonstrated that the 5-year mortality after the onset of symptoms of congestive heart failure (CHF) was 62% for men and 42% for women.1 Franciosa et al2 found that the 3-year mortality rate for men with chronic CHF due to coronary artery disease or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy was 76%. CHF may occur with normal or abnormal left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction.3-8 We report the results from a prospective study of elderly patients with CHF associated with coronary artery disease correlating normal and abnormal LV ejection fraction with cardiac mortality and total mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1257-1259
Number of pages3
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Issue number17
StatePublished - Nov 15 1990


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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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