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Snapshot evaluation of heart failure in Turkey: baseline characteristics of SELFIE-TR
1Mersin University - Mersin - Turkey
2Dokuz Eylul University - Izmir - Turkey
On behalf: SELFIE-TR Investigators
Objective: The prevalence of heart failure (HF) in our country was found to be 2.9%. However, country-wise profile, frequency and characteristics of different phenotypes,risk factors are not well established. Hence, it is important to identify phenotypes, risk factors and prescription patterns in a sample representative of Turkey. Method: Twenty threee centers having at least two cardiologists in charge of patients, out of 12 NUTS-1 regions of Turkey were allowed to make consecutive enrolment for heart failure patients, confirmed by principal investigator according to the guidelines and in pre-selected one-day of each week of October or November (2015). Results: Whole cohort has mean age of 63.3±13.3 years (M/F ratio: 751/353, % 71.3 / %28.7). In the whole cohort, number of acute and chronic HF patients were 712 and 342. Figure 1 shows the ratio of patients with different HF types. Baseline characteristics of patients with HF were summarized in Table 1. In the whole cohort, hypertension was observed in 46%, diabetes mellitus was present in 27.5%, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was present in 12.8% and previous myocardial infarction was noted in 45.2%. In patients with HFrEF, ACEI/ARB, beta blocker and MRA use was noted in 74.7%, 89.7% and 60.9% respectively. Conclusion: SELFIE-TR provides important insight since it is the first study to show snapshot of heart failure patients in our country. These information might be beneficial to develop guideline-concordant prevention and treatment strategies.
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