Silver Book Fact

The prognosis for patients with heart failure is worse than with most forms of cancer, and median survival rates are less than 5 years.

Stewart, Simon, Kate MacIntyre, David J. Hole, Simon Capewell, and John J. McMurray. More ‘Malignant’ than Cancer? Five-year survival following a first admission for heart failure. Eur J Heart Failure. 2001; 3(3): 315-322. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1016/S1388-9842%2800%2900141-0

Reference

Title
More ‘Malignant’ than Cancer? Five-year survival following a first admission for heart failure
Publication
Eur J Heart Failure
Publisher
Elsevier Science
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Stewart, Simon, Kate MacIntyre, David J. Hole, Simon Capewell, and John J. McMurray
Volume & Issue
Volume 3, Issue 3
Pages
315-322
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • In 2000-2002, for a person without coronary heart disease, hypertension added $1,600 to annual spending and diabetes added $3,600. In patients with coronary heart disease, hypertension added an additional $1,900…  
  • Atrial fibrillation as a contributory cause of death, 2011
    Atrial fibrillation is a contributory cause of death for around 93,000 Americans each year.  
  • Acute myocardial infarction resulted in 695,000 hospital stays in 2004.  
  • AFib attributed stroke rate by age
    The percentage of strokes attributable to atrial fibrillation increases from 1.5% at ages 50 to 59, to 23.5% at ages 80 to 89.  
  • In-hospital deaths caused by venous thromboembolism
    The number of in-hospital deaths that are caused by venous thromboembolism is more than five times the number of deaths caused by all hospital-acquired infections.