American Heart Association

epidemiology

Risk Factors for Heart Failure: 20-Year Population-Based Trends

Contributor: Sadaf Sharfaei

Risk Factors for Heart Failure
20-Year Population-Based Trends by Sex, Socioeconomic Status, and Ethnicity

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Disparities in Rates of Admission to Primary Cardiology Service Among Black and Latinx Patients

Contributor: Sadaf Sharfaei

Identification of Racial Inequities in Access to Specialized Inpatient Heart Failure Care at an Academic Medical Center

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Decreased incidence yet increased prevalence of heart failure among Medicare beneficiaries

Contributor: Chris Sobowale

Over 6.5 million Americans have HF, costing over $31 billion annually. Those are big numbers, but what is the trend? Berry et al explored the epidemiology of heart failure by examining fee-for-service Medicare patients from 2002-2013. This was presented as a late-breaker at the AHA Scientific Sessions 2017 with simultaneous publication in Circulation: Heart Failure – the new editor teams’ first simultaneous publication – but hopefully not our last!