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In 2009 there were 3,041,000 physician office visits with a primary diagnosis of heart failure. There were also 668,000 emergency department visits and 293,000 outpatient department visits.

Roger, Veronique L., Alan S. Go, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Emelia J. Benjamin, Jarret D. Berry, et al.; on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2012 Update. Circulation. 2012; 125: e2-e220. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/125/1/e2

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2012 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publisher
American Heart Association
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Roger, Veronique L., Alan S. Go, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Emelia J. Benjamin, Jarret D. Berry, et al.; on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee
Pages
e2-e220
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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