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Published by: sharin143 on Dec 17, 2009
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By: Darryl JamisonMacon County EMS TrainingCoordinator 
 – Approximately 30-40% of  patients with CHF arehospitalized each year.Leading diagnosis-relatedgroup over 65. The 5 year mortality after Dx wasreported as 60% in men and45% in women in 1971. In1991, data from theFarmington heart studyshowed the 5 year mortalityrate remaining unchanged,with a median survival of 3.2 years for men, and 5.4years for women, post dx. – The most common cause of death is progressive heartfailure, but sudden deathmay account for up to 45%of all deaths. – Patients with coexistingIDDM have a significantlyhigher mortality rate.
 – Effects an estimated4.9 million Americans – 1% of adults 50-60 – 10% adults over 80 – Over 550,000 newcases annually – $28.7 millioncommitted in researchdollars each year  – $132 million for lungcancer, affecting390,000 Americans
 – Responsible for 5-10% of all hospital admissions – Causes or contributes toapproximately 250,000deaths per year 

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