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Implications for Patients
Consider the following statistics about heart failure, specifically.

  • 5 million Americans have heart failure
  • 550,000 newly diagnosed cases every year
  • Ten people per 1,000 over age 65 have heart failure
  • The five year mortality is 50%

Consider the impact as well of other heart diseases:
Stroke

  • Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death
  • Someone has a stroke every 53 seconds, and there is a death every 3.3 minutes
  • There are 600,000 strokes per year
  • Stroke is the leading cause of long term disability


Coronary Heart Disease (MI, angina)

  • There is a coronary event every 29 seconds, death every minute
  • There are 1 million MIs/year
  • 650,000 new
  • 450,000 recurrent
  • 40% of people will die

Hypertension

  • 50 million Americans have Hypertension
  • 32% don't know they have it
  • 27.4% are on medications and controlled
  • 26.2% are on medications, not controlled
  • 14.8% are not on medications

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