Heart Failure Cases Split Evenly Between Reduced, Preserved Ejection Fraction

MHE Publication, MHE January 2021, Volume 31, Issue 1

The prevalence of heart failure is increasing as the demographic profile of the American population gets older.

The prevalence of heart failure is increasing as the demographic profile of the American population gets older.

An estimated 6.2 million American adults, age 20 and older, had heart failure between 2013 and 2016, compared with an estimated 5.7 million between 2009 and 2012.

Of incident hospitalized heart failure events, approximately half are characterized by reduced ejection fraction and half by preserved ejection fraction.

The prevalence of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, compared with prevalence of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, appears to be increasing along with aging of the population.

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