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Aging of the United States population: impact on heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22940871     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The United States population, particularly among older age groups, continues to expand. Because the incidence of heart failure increases with age, largely due to the development of heart failure risk factors such as hypertension and coronary artery disease, the epidemic of heart failure is likely to grow further in the coming decades. This article will review the epidemiology of heart failure among older adults, the influence of an aging population on heart failure prevalence and phenotype, the complications in management for a larger and older heart failure population, and the potential implications of these changes for health care costs and delivery. Ultimately, these challenges demand research into optimal therapeutic strategies for older heart failure patients, including improved prevention and treatment of the major causes of heart failure, an increasing role forpalliative care, and innovations in patient-centered health care delivery.
Authors:
Rebecca Vigen; Thomas M Maddox; Larry A Allen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current heart failure reports     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1546-9549     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Heart Fail Rep     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-07     Completed Date:  2013-04-30     Revised Date:  2014-01-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196487     Medline TA:  Curr Heart Fail Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Distribution
Age Factors
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Health Resources / utilization
Heart Failure / epidemiology*,  etiology,  therapy
Humans
Hypertension / complications,  epidemiology
Myocardial Ischemia / complications,  epidemiology
United States / epidemiology
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
1K23HL105896/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; K23 HL105896/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS
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