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Objectives

By the end of this section you will be able to:

  • Describe the general epidemiology of heart failure 

  • Describe the gender specific epidemiology of heart failure

  • Describe some of the heart failure risk factors affecting people in countries around the world

  • Describe the etiology of heart failure in men and women

 

Facts

1.The incidence of heart failure is higher in men in all age groups
True     False
2.Overall, the prevalence of heart failure is greater in men than in women
True     False
3.In people under 80 years of age, heart failure is more prevalent in men
True     False
4.In people over 80 years of age, heart failure is more prevalent in men
True     False
References for this Activity
1. Ho KK, Pinsky JL, Kannel WB, Levy D. The epidemiology of heart failure: the Framingham study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1993;22:6A-13A.
2. Ho KK, Anderson KM, Kannel WB, Groossman W, Levy D. Survival after the onset of congestive cardiac failure in Framingham Heart study subjects. Circulation 1993;88:107-15.