Experts consider possible solutions for heart failure during live online forum
The Twitter chat forum is scheduled for noon Wednesday, May 25. The experts will focus on discussing the best approaches and potential solutions for heart disease, which is both deadly and expensive.
Approximately six million Americans are afflicted with heart failure. Experts estimate that this number will only rise as the U.S. population continues to increase: they believe heart failure will afflict eight million people by the year 2030.
For people 65 years old and above, heart failure is one of the main reasons for hospitalization. Over one million hospitalizations occur from heart failure each year, which means that every two minutes, someone is admitted for heart-related concerns.
Unfortunately, one out of every nine deaths within the U.S. is related to heart failure. Approximately 50 percent of people who have heart failure will pass away within five years of receiving their diagnosis. Even though it doesn’t receive as much press, heart failure is much deadlier than colon cancer, leukemia and breast cancer.
In 2015, heart failure medical costs amounted to $14.3 billion. By the year 2030, experts estimate that heart failure medical costs will equal $29.2 billion.