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How common is CHF?

  • CHF effects more than 4.5 million people in the USA & half a million new cases are diagnosed each year
  • 1.2-2% of the population have CHF, with 75-80% of the group being above the age of 65 years
  • Nearly 20 million people have unsuspected disease and likely to develop CHF in the next 1-5 years
  • CHF is responsible for >11 million visits to a physician's office and result in 3.5 million hospitalizations per year
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