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Mortality From HF and Dementia in the US

J Card Fail; ePub 2018 Nov 21; Vuong, et al

There is a disproportionate burden of morality from heart failure (HF) and dementia in US populations aged >85 years, whites, and women, according to a new study. The retrospective study used National Vital Statistics Data from 1999‒2016 provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ICD-10 codes for HF and dementia defined by the Medicare Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse. Among the findings:

  • During the study period, deaths contributed by HF and dementia totaled 214,706 and comprised 4.00% of all HF deaths and 9.04% of all dementia deaths.
  • Women were more affected than men and whites were more affected than blacks, in age-adjusted morality rates.
  • However, under the age of 65 years, higher crude mortality rates were reported in men compared with women.

Citation:

Vuong JT, Jacob SA, Alexander KM, et al. Mortality from heart failure and dementia in the United States: CDC WONDER 1999-2016. [Published online ahead of print November 21, 2018]. J Card Fail. doi:10.1016/j.cardfail.2018.11.012.