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Incidence, prevalence and 1-year all-cause mortality of heart failure in Germany: a study based on electronic healthcare data of more than six million persons.Heart failure (HF) continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in industrialized countries. Data on the epidemiology of HF are largely lacking for Germany. The aims of this study were to estimate the incidence and prevalence of HF in Germany, to estimate 1-year all-cause mortality in patients who received their first diagnosis of HF in hospital and to assess related risk factors.