5 Most Dangerous Trends in CHF. . Researched and produced by:. Sponsored by:. Why did we commission this study?. Heart Failure and the co-morbidities that result are dramatically changing healthcare and provider requirements.
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There are approximately 5.3 million people suffering from
congestive heart failure (CHF) in the United States.
The lifetime risk of developing heart failure at the age of 40 is 20%, and approximately 380,000 people above the age of 65 will be diagnosed with CHF annually.
The number of patients with CHF
discharged from the hospital rose from 400,000 in 1979 to over 1 million in 2005.
Within 4-6 months after discharge 47% of the patients are likely to be readmitted.
The five year mortality rate for patients with CHF was 48% from 1996-2000
Every year there are approx. 550,000 new cases of CHF Patients in the U.S.
will be managing more than one chronic condition. (COPD, CHF, Diabetes)
(THIS WILL INCREASE FALL RISKS AND ER VISITS)
Suffering Undertreated / Under recognized
Severe symptoms in last 48-72 hours prior to death:
Cancer patients: 47%
HEART FAILURE: 5%
23% wanted DNR
Aggressive / Curative Treatment
Palliative /Concurrent Care
Studies has proven that the Interdisciplinary approach to Palliative Care can help to reduce HF symptoms and exacerbations while increasing quality of life and life expectancy.
Palliative Care Extends Life, Study Finds
By DONALD G. McNEILJr. Published: August 18, 2010
Palliative Care Can Extend Life 2010
Palliative Care Early On Has Many Benefits Published inJournal Watch General MedicineSeptember 30, 2010
Palliative care prolongs life, reduces suffering
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Currently serving over 600 patients, we specialize and tailor care for chronic & terminally ill patients suffering CHF symptoms.
Palliative care is the active total care of your residents whose disease or symptoms may or may not respond to curative treatment. The goal of palliative care is to prevent and relieve suffering and to support the best quality of life for residents and their families, regardless of the stage of the disease or the need for other therapies. Unlike hospitals and clinics we bring our palliative care physicians and NPs to you and care for the patient in their home setting.
Providence is not a replacement of your care, it’s a complement that will: