Heart failure incurs $3 billion in hospital costs annually.
One-year mortality rates for heart failure remain high (25-40%).
The burden of heart failure in Canada is expected to increase by 250% by 2025.
40-50% of heart failure patients are believed to have diastolic heart failure.
500,000 Canadians have been diagnosed with heart failure.
25-50% of heart failure patients are re-hospitalized within one year.
Total number of days spent in the hospital for heart failure is the second highest of any medical condition.
Heart failure affects a person’s quality of life more then any other chronic medical condition.
30% of heart failure patients, and more than 50% of heart failure patients over the age of 65, have been diagnosed specifically with diastolic heart failure.
Heart disease is most often diagnosed in older adults.
22% of hospitalizations in Alberta for heart failure occur in rural hospitals.
In Alberta, heart failure is common in rural settings.
In Alberta, heart failure causes 50% of all hospitalizations in adults age 65 and older.
80,000 Albertans have been diagnosed with heart failure.
Diastolic heart failure occurs when the heart fails to relax properly between heartbeats.
Heart failure is a progressive condition where the heart weakens and cannot pump blood efficiently for the needs of the body.
Heart failure is at epidemic levels in most developed countries.