Introduction: Congestive Heart Failure


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Congestive Heart Failure: Inadequate pumping and decline of heart function common in the elderly.

Congestive Heart Failure: Congestive heart failure is a major chronic disease for older adults, accounting for about 260,000 deaths a year. The majority of the nearly 5 million U.S. patients with heart failure are older than 65 years. In 1995, $3.4 billion was paid by Medicare for heart failure. As the "baby boomers" age during the next 40 years, the number of heart failure patients older than 65 is expected to double.1

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Facts About Heart Failure in Older Adults: CDC-OC

Last revision: October 23, 2003

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