First NSW study examines heart failure in the state

As one of the most common, costly and potentially fatal conditions – heart failure is a massive health concern.

More than 350,000 Australians suffer from heart failure with 30,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

A new study called the NSW Heart Failure Snapshot assessed 24 hospitals across the state – and although huge advances have been made in the world of heart care, the study found proper diagnosis and treatment are falling short.

Phillip Newton is Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Health at UTS.

Phillip was part of the study and said heart failure is hard to diagnose because it’s a syndrome, not a single disease.

He spoke with Jake Morcom.

Image: brykmantra on Flickr.

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