At admission, 23.7% of nursing home residents in 2004 had a primary diagnosis of cardiovascular disease–the leading primary diagnosis for nursing home residents.
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“Among the 71.3 million adults with one or more forms of cardiovascular disease, the most prevalent conditions are hypertension or high blood pressure (65 million), coronary heart disease (13.2 million),… [ Get More Details ]
The average annual rates of first cardiovascular events, by age, are as follows:
Men: 3 in 1,000 at age 35-44; 74 in 1,000 85-94
Women: comparable rates occur 10 years later in… [ Get More Details ]
The percentage of persons with a first myocardial infarction who will have heart failure in 5 years is: 7% of men and 12% of women ages 40-69; and
22% of men… [ Get More Details ]