Heart Failure Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

12 August 2014

Stephen MacMahon, Kazem Rahimi, et al

PLoS Med 11(8): e1001699. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001699

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Heart failure places a significant burden on patients and health systems in high-income countries. However, information about its burden in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is scant. The authors set out to review both published and unpublished information on the presentation, causes, management, and outcomes of heart failure in LMIC