Navigation Links
Heart Failure Hospitalizations Up Sharply
Date:11/9/2008

Epidemic linked to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, study shows

SUNDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalization rates for heart failure among older Americans have increased dramatically in the past three decades, an epidemic that represents a mounting burden on the health-care system, a new study has found.

In 2006, an estimated 807,082 men and women over 65 were hospitalized for heart failure, up from 348,866 in 1980 -- a 131 percent increase.

And the increase in hospitalization rates has been more dramatic among women than men, according to the Drexel University study, to be presented Sunday at the American Heart Association's annual scientific sessions in New Orleans.

"You could probably talk to any cardiologist, no matter what practice setting they're in, and even primary-care physicians who do hospital work, and you're going to find this is an extremely common scenario," said Dr. John Erwin III, an associate professor of internal medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a senior staff cardiologist with Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

"By far, heart failure is the leading diagnosis code when patients are admitted to the hospital, especially in those over 65," he said.

"Clearly we know that patients who are older in age require longer hospital stays and usually have other co-morbidities [illnesses] such as renal failure or anemia," Erwin added. "This is going to put a huge burden on the health-care system. It already is."

Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle can no long pump enough blood to the different parts of the body. More than 5 million Americans are thought to live with heart failure, with another 660,000 cases diagnosed each year.

Medical advances have, ironically, led to more heart failure, Erwin said. "Patients that used to come into hospitals with heart attacks and died in years past are living, but are living
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Aspirin Doesnt Guard Diabetics Against Heart Disease
2. Quintet of proteins forms new, early-warning blood test before heart attack strikes
3. Statin Might Help More People Fight Heart Disease Than Thought
4. Scaffold Could One Day Repair Damaged Hearts
5. Pediatric Heart Surgeons May Be Best Choice for Adults
6. U.S. Preventive Medicine(R) Awards Inaugural Global Prevention Prize to Dr. Valentin Fuster of Mount Sinai Heart
7. Banned Obesity Drug Tied to Heart Risks Long After Use
8. Philips Announces 2008 Winner of American Heart Association-Philips Resuscitation Fellowship Award
9. Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure
10. Four Medical Centers Awarded Funds to Improve Outcomes Research for Heart Disease and Stroke
11. Kaiser Permanente Honored for Success in Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... A new white paper by The Beryl ... the long-term care environment as well as provides recommendations ... paper, “The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care: A ... the patient, resident and family experience in long-term care ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a new blog post ... insurance . , Purchasing an accidental death and dismemberment ... This type of rider provides benefits if the insured dies ... a lesser form of life insurance. , AD&D is ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Recently, Weddingshe.com has added many trendy Champagne wedding ... annual revenues in the past three years. Today, the business ... , According to the sales manager of the company, this ... in 2015. This point can be reflected on the discounted ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the ... an effort to further promote visibility and adoption of the ... made AMA journals available via its subscription services, EBSCO will ... , Long known as both a subscription agency ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Lower-Auto-Insurance.com has released a new blog post explaining the importance of ... the costs of an auto insurance policy . , Clients ... prices for their vehicle insurance policies. The safety a vehicle offers ... Because of this, drivers should always carry a first aid ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4Health News:Driving Safe And Other Factors That Make Auto Insurance Affordable! 2
... Calif., and BARCELONA, July 8 Fate ... data from its research on small molecule modulators of ... Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research ... Company demonstrated that selected Wnt activators induce the differentiation ...
... (Nasdaq: PODD ), the leader in tubing-free ... introducing an environmentally friendly disposal program for its OmniPod(R) ... the impact of used Pods on the environment, preventing ... the industry,s first program for the environmentally safe disposal ...
... Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER ) ... with the Hunan Provincial Government of the People,s Republic ... IT consulting services for healthcare organizations and public health ... Government and in alignment with the Chinese national healthcare ...
... You,ve just waited through the longest two minutes of your life. ... After catching your breath, you realize the only thing you,re sure ... because you,ve just learned you,re pregnant! This discovery can be as ... know you need fast answers. That,s when you turn to ...
... ... on-line social networks according to Ed Sinson, On-line Forum and Social Networking Representative. ... Irvine, Calif. (Vocus) ... on-line social networks according to Ed Sinson, On-line Forum and Social Networking Representative. ...
... ... health and wellness information and education, is teaming up with gBehavior.com, an ... that gives employers a significant advantage in achieving healthy behavior change within ... down on healthcare spending and builds a healthier workforce. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fate Therapeutics to Present Data on Stimulation of Osteogenic Activity Using Small Molecule Modulators of Wnt Pathway 2Health News:Insulet Establishes Eco-Friendly Disposal Program for the OmniPod(R) Insulin Management System 2Health News:Perot Systems Selected to Implement Health Information Systems in China 2Health News:Perot Systems Selected to Implement Health Information Systems in China 3Health News:A Bundle of Joy Brings a Bundle of Questions - Life123.com Delivers the Answers! 2Health News:Bariatric Advantage Participates in Social Networks 2Health News:eMindful and gBehavior Create Healthier Workers with Online, Experiential Health Education and Tracking Technology 2Health News:eMindful and gBehavior Create Healthier Workers with Online, Experiential Health Education and Tracking Technology 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015 Gem Pharmaceuticals announced today that the initial ... the Company,s Phase 2 clinical trial.  This open-label study ... compound, GPX-150 (an investigational medication), in approximately 30 adults ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150123/170966LOGO ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... a privately held medical device company, announced today that ... ITOCHU Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange TYO: 8001) to sell ... cancer in Japan . ViewRay,s technology, ... only MRI-guided radiation therapy system that images and treats ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015  ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) ... Revenue for the quarter was $423.0 million, a 10 percent ... 14 percent increase on a constant currency basis). Net income ... the quarter ended December 31, 2013. Diluted earnings per share ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 11
... London, UK, June 11, 2007-ReGen is pleased to ... on Colostrinin, its,nutraceutical product which the Company believes ... presented today at the,2007 International Congress on Natural ... Kruzel, ReGen's Chief,Scientific Officer. , The conference, which ...
... Norway, 11 June 2007 - Clavis Pharma (OSE: ... clinical Phase I/II,study with ELACYT in hematologic cancers ... the European Hematology Association (EHA) in,Vienna. ELACYT is ... of hematologic cancers as well as for solid ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Data Showing that ReGen's Colostrinin Supports Healthy Cognitive,Function Presented at the 2007 International Congress on Natural,Medicine in Australia 2Clavis Pharma Presented Preliminary Clinical Data on Elacyt at EHA 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: