Recent rise in Heart Failure related hospital admissions

12th November 2019

The British Heart Foundation have recently released a news article which highlights that the number of heart failure related hospital admissions have risen by a third in the last five years.

The majority of people with heart failure are diagnosed during an admission to hospital. However, this need not be the case. There may be opportunities that arise in primary care which could enable a diagnosis to be made earlier in the course of the condition.

Education for Health’s cardiovascular clinical lead Hannah Waterhouse commented:

‘‘Further education and training offers a great opportunity to combat this problem. It can offer support to primary care practitioners and enable them to gain the knowledge and skills required to instigate the appropriate diagnostic pathway.’’

Hannah Waterhouse

Next steps:

Explore Education for Health’s Heart Failure education and training using this link: https://store.educationforhealth.org/catalog?pagename=Cardiovascular

Read the full BHF article here: https://www.bhf.org.uk/what-we-do/news-from-the-bhf/news-archive/2019/november/heart-failure-hospital-admissions-rise-by-a-third-in-five-years