Heart failure continues rising dramatically in the US

Heart failure continues rising dramatically in the US

Heart failure is predicted to grow a staggering 46% in the next 16 years in the US.

“If we don’t improve or reduce the incidence of heart failure by preventing and treating the underlying conditions, there will be a large monetary and health burden on the country.  Direct and indirect costs to treat heart failure could more than double from $31 billion in 2012 to $70 billion in 2030.  The costs will be paid for by every adult in this country, not just every adult with heart failure”
Dr. Paul Heidenreich of the Stanford University School of Medicine.

The American Heart Association has projected that cases of heart failure are set to rise by 46% from 5 million in 2013 to 8 million in 2030.

The sad reality checks as follows:

  • Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization for Americans over age 65
  • 50% of all Medicare patients hospitalized for heart failure die within 3 years

Study analysis published in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure on Wednesday April 24, 2013.  The American Heart Association projected that cases of heart failure are set to rise by 46% from 5 million in 2013 to 8 million in 2030.  As reported by NBC News on Wednesday April 24, 2013.


 

Posted: Friday 10 May 2013

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