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Survival rates for people suffering from heart failure have not improved since 1998, according to a study led by University of Oxford researchers.

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Published in Family Practice, the research was funded by the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research.

The research team looked at routinely collected medical records from 54,313 patients with heart failure and found 81.3% survived for one year, 51.5% survived for two years, and 29.5% survived for 10 years, following diagnosis with the condition.

Read more (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences)