Deaths from Heart failure


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Deaths from Heart failure: 54,913 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); 39,000 deaths a year (NHLBI)
Deaths information for Heart failure: Heart failure causes 39,000 deaths a year and is a contributing factor in another 225,000 deaths.1
5-year survival rate for Heart failure: About two-thirds of all patients die within 5 years of diagnosis.1

Death statistics for Heart failure: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Heart failure:

  • 12.9 deaths per 100,000 women are due to heart failure in Australia 2001 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, National Mortality Database, 2003)
  • 14.1 deaths per 100,000 men are due to heart failure in Australia 2001 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, National Mortality Database, 2003)
  • 3,200 deaths from heart failure in Canada 2001 (Statistics Canada)
  • 1,900 deaths from heart failure in women Canada 2001 (Statistics Canada)
  • 1,300 deaths from heart failure in men in Canada 2001 (Statistics Canada)

Deaths from Heart failure: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to death from Heart failure:

Deaths from Heart failure discussion: The death rate attributed to heart failure rose by 64 percent from 1970 to 1990, while the death rate from coronary heart disease dropped by 49 percent during the same period. Heart failure mortality is about twice as high for African Americans as whites for all age groups. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NHLBI, Heart Failure: NHLBI

Last revision: May 29, 2003

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