A new report shows that heart failure rates in the United States are increasing. The report was conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA). This report also shows that the leading cause of death is heart disease.
Although heart disease rates are declining, heart failure remains a problem for the American citizens. A lot of people in the US are affected by this problem. Heart failure rates are growing faster than expected.
More than 800,000 adult Americans have been diagnosed with heart failure over the last 5 years. This number is concerning for AHA. This condition is a dangerous one because it means that the heart is too weak to pump blood.
The biggest problem when it comes to heart failure rates is that they are going to increase by 50% by 2030.At least this is what AHA believes. This means that more than 8 million people will have heart failure by 2030.
Some of the reasons for the increased rates of heart failure are the aging population and the growing number of heart attacks. People who have suffered a heart attack have a higher risk of developing heart failure compared to those who did not suffer a heart attack.
Worldwide stroke and heart disease are the top causes of death. In the US stroke is the fifth while heart disease is the first. These findings were published in the report published in 2017 Heart Disease And Stroke Statistic Update.
In the US 30% of adults have cardiovascular diseases. In 2014 more than 800,000 died from this condition in the US. The only good news is that in the last few years that number of deaths from cardiovascular diseases has declined by more than 25%.
Heart attacks are another big problem in the US. More than 790,000 adults suffer heart attacks every year. 114,000 die from this condition each year. The numbers are similar when it comes to stroke. More than 795,000 adults from the US suffer a stroke while 133,000 are killed by stroke every year.
Although physical activity has increased in the last years, the heart failure rates are increasing too. Let’s hope that the numbers are going to decline.
Did you know that the heart failure rates are increasing in the US?
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