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Heart failure is a weakening of the heart's pumping power. With heart failure, your body doesn't get enough oxygen and nutrients to meet its needs. Heart failure is the most common hospital admission diagnosis in patients age 65 or older, accounting for more than 700,000 hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries every year. It is associated with severe functional impairments and high rates of mortality and morbidity.
Symptoms of heart failure may include:
Heart failure can be a result of heart condition due to:
View our heart failure report card.More information about heart health:
Substantial scientific evidence indicates that the following measures represent the best practices for the treatment of heart failure. Higher scores are better.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hospital Compare
Additional Resources To obtain more quality information regarding Heart Failure, please visit the websites: The Joint Commission and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Hospital Compare.
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