Mortality data were derived from the NHANES-I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study (1982 to 1986). Results: The prevalence of self-reported congestive heart failure approximates 1.1% of the noninstitutionalized U.S. adult population; the prevalence of congestive heart failure based on clinical criteria is 2%.
What is the average survival rate for congestive heart failure?
A 2019 meta‐analysis estimated that the 1-, 2-, 5-, and 10‐year survival rates of all-type heart failure are 87%, 73%, 57%, and 35%, respectively, although life expectancy for a person with CHF has substantially improved over time. A persons age at diagnosis may impact prognosis.
Is congestive heart failure considered a terminal illness?
Patients are considered to be in the terminal end stage of heart disease when they have a life expectancy of six months or less. Only a doctor can make a clinical determination of congestive heart failure life expectancy.