How common is Heart failure?
Just how big of a problem is heart failure?
Of all adults aged 40 and older, one in five will develop heart failure in their lifetime1. Heart failure affects approximately 64 million people worldwide2. While it is more common to see heart failure in people over the age of 60, it can affect people of any age and background3. Today, heart failure remains as deadly as some of the most common types of cancer in both men (prostate and bladder cancer) and women (breast cancer)4.
Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalisations in people over the age of 655, so awareness could make a big difference in reducing hospital admissions for people living with heart failure. Since there is no cure for heart failure, as people age their symptoms may grow worse and require more medical attention, so a proactive management plan in partnership with your doctor is important.