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Heart failure incidence approaches 10 per 1,000 of the U.S. population after 65 years of age.

Rosamond W, Flegal K, Furie K, Go A, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update. Circulation. 2008; 117. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/117/4/e25

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Rosamond W, Flegal K, Furie K, Go A, et al
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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