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Heart failure set to spike in US, Heart Association says

By Maggie Fox, Senior Writer, NBC News April 2013

Cases of heart failure – a chronic and expensive condition – are set to spike 46 percent by 2030, the American Heart Association projected on Wednesday.

As Americans get older, and more of us develop various heart conditions, the number of those with heart failure will rise from 5 million now to 8 million in 2030, the group says.

It’s a pricey condition to treat, and every American will end up paying $244 a year to care for people with the condition, through higher insurance rates and taxes, the Heart Association says.

“If we don’t improve or reduce the incidence of heart failure by preventing and treating the underlying conditions, there will be a large monetary and health burden on the country,” said Dr. Paul Heidenreich of the Stanford University School of Medicine, who led the analysis published in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Direct and indirect costs to treat heart failure could more than double from $31 billion in 2012 to $70 billion in 2030,” the Heart Association, which publishes the journal, said in a statement.

“The costs will be paid for by every adult in this country, not just every adult with heart failure,” Heidenreich said.

Heart failure develops when the heart has been weakened from heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or other conditions. As the heart struggles to pump, it can enlarge but it gets weaker. Fluid can build up around the heart, leaving patients tired and out of breath.

Half of all Medicare patients hospitalized for heart failure die within three years.

Treatments start out with cheap diuretics to get rid of the excess fluid, but it can quickly become expensive.  Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization for Americans over age 65. More effective dissemination and use of guideline-recommended therapy to prevent heart failure and improve survival is needed.

Patients and medical professionals alike need better information about how to treat the condition, the Heart Association said. Nurses, doctors, pharmacists and other professionals need specialized training, and certain ethnic groups, such as African-Americans, need targeted outreach.

Dr. Huntoon's Perspective


And I agree with their statement.  Better training and more understanding and looking for the causes of these health concerns is where the focus of the specialized training needs to be.  The challenge comes from doctors knowing that they need more specialized training, have a willingness to take the training and become more patient focused and not profit focused.

If all the doctors and pharmaceutical companies are interested in is maintaining profits, you can guarantee we will have more health concerns that ever before.  If you do not want to participate in that form of care, or if you’d like to avoid that care all-together, please click on The Wellness Approach To Health.

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Dr. Huntoon has a single mission:

To support as many people as possible in their quest for health and enable them to improve and maintain their health to the highest level possible, while educating them about the benefits of Chiropractic, Natural Healthcare and Holistic Living, so they in turn can teach others to support us having a healthy community.

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