Patients with HF have a high prevalence of many chronic conditions that contribute to impairment in functional status and risk for adverse clinical outcomes. The most common comorbidity in patients with HF is hypertension, which can be diagnosed in up to 75% of patients. Patients with HF and hypertension are at an increased risk of developing acute complications such as decompensated HF, acute coronary syndrome, and sudden cardiac death. Other common comorbidities include AF and diabetes. Optimal management of existing comorbidities in patients with HF is important to prevent disease progression, reduce the risk for hospitalizations, and improve quality of life.
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Cite this: Ioana Dumitru, Jeffrey J. Hsu. Fast Five Quiz: Heart Failure Comorbidities - Medscape - Dec 09, 2022.