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What is Heart failure?

What is Heart failure?

Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, is a very serious condition in which the heart ...more »

  • Heart failure: Slow failure of the heart (cardiac insufficiency).
  • Heart failure: Loss of blood-pumping ability by the heart. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Heart Failure: NHLBI)
  • Heart failure: A state of subnormal or depressed cardiac output, usually seen in patients with heart failure secondary to coronary artery, hypertensive, primary myocardial, valvular, or pericardial disease.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Heart failure: inability of the heart to pump enough blood to sustain normal bodily functions.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Heart failure: Introduction

Types of Heart failure:

Types of Heart failure:

Broader types of Heart failure:

How many people get Heart failure?

Prevalance of Heart failure: 4.8 million (NHLBI); 2 to 3 million Americans (NHLBI)
Prevalance Rate of Heart failure: approx 1 in 56 or 1.76% or 4.8 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Heart failure: 550,000 new cases (NHLBI); 400,000 new cases annually
Incidence Rate of Heart failure: approx 1 in 494 or 0.20% or 550,000 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Heart failure: Between 2 to 3 million Americans have heart failure (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Heart Failure: NHLBI)
Incidence of Heart failure: 400,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Heart Failure: NHLBI)

Who gets Heart failure?

Profile for Heart failure: The condition is slightly more common among men than women and is twice as common among African Americans as whites. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Heart Failure: NHLBI)

How serious is Heart failure?

Complications of Heart failure: see complications of Heart failure
5-year survival rate for Heart failure: About two-thirds of all patients die within 5 years of diagnosis. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Heart Failure: NHLBI)
Deaths for Heart failure: 54,913 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); 39,000 deaths a year (NHLBI)

What causes Heart failure?

Causes of Heart failure: see causes of Heart failure
Risk factors for Heart failure: see risk factors for Heart failure

What are the symptoms of Heart failure?

Symptoms of Heart failure: see symptoms of Heart failure

Complications of Heart failure: see complications of Heart failure

Can anyone else get Heart failure?

More information: see contagiousness of Heart failure
Inheritance: see inheritance of Heart failure

Heart failure: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Heart failure.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Heart failure.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Heart failure: see treatments for Heart failure
Prevention of Heart failure: see prevention of Heart failure
Research for Heart failure: see research for Heart failure

Society issues for Heart failure

Costs of Heart failure: $3.4 billion in 1995 in the USA

Cost statistics for Heart failure: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Heart failure:

  • Over 625 million pounds per year in direct medical costs in the UK (The British Heart Foundation, 2004)
  • Inpatient care accounts for about 60% of total cost of heart failure in the UK (The British Heart Foundation, 2004)
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Hospitalizations for Heart failure: 975,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Hospitalization statistics for Heart failure: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Heart failure:
  • 205 per 100,000 rate for hospitalizations for heart failure in Canada 1995 Surveillance on-line, 1998 LCDC, Health Canada)
  • 0.842% (107,471) of hospital consultant episodes were for heart failure in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 65% of hospital consultant episodes for heart failure required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for heart failure were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for heart failure were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for heart failure required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for heart failure in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Physician office visits for Heart failure: 2,684,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Organs Affected by Heart failure:

Organs and body systems related to Heart failure include:

Name and Aliases of Heart failure

Main name of condition: Heart failure

Other names or spellings for Heart failure:

cardiac failure, cardiac insufficiency

Low cardiac output, Cardiac failure, low output Source - Diseases Database

Coronary failure
Source - WordNet 2.1

Heart failure: Related Conditions

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