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Patients’ lack of knowledge about heart failure is the main cause of readmission

Hospitalisation due to heart failure has not reduced in recent years. Instead it has remained the same, or even increased. Considering the advanced medical knowledge that exists about this disease, why does this keep happening? Different studies conclude that one of the main reasons is patients not understanding their own condition.

Stock image from Clínc Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Photographer: Francisco Avia

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