Prevalence of Heart Failure

Heart failure (HF) is an important public health problem. It is associated with disability, mortality and increased healthcare expenditures, especially among those over 65 years of age. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that 1 in 33 (8 million) Americans will be living with heart failure by the year 2030. The cost of treating HF is expected to more than double from 2012 to 2030 due to an aging demographic as well as growing care and technology expense (DHDSP, 2016).