Heart failure, involving the loss of the heart’s ability to pump blood efficiently, is a common condition that affects people of all ages, from children to the elderly. It is the most common diagnosis in Medicare-age hospital patients. One in eight deaths in the U.S. has heart failure as a contributing cause. Western lifestyle habits have contributed to the increasing incidence of heart failure, along with increasing expenditures devoted to care of heart failure patients. This course provides an overview of heart failure and discusses the prevalence, assessment and management of this disease, along with its health, social and economic consequences.
1 hrsValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-04-03Updated 2020-04-03