Question: What percentage of the population has congestive heart failure?

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.

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