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Key Statistics: Heart Failure

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Heart failure is when the heart is not pumping blood around the body as well as it could.

Prevalence1

  • 110,000 people live with heart failure
  • Almost twice as many men experience heart failure

Deaths2

  • It causes one in 50 deaths
  • One person dies of heart failure every three hours
  • There are seven deaths each day due to heart failure

Hospitalisations3

  • 173 per day are hospitalised due to heart failure
  • This equates to one person every eight minutes


References

1.Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018, National Health Survey 2017-18, Data customised using TableBuilder

2. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2019, Causes of death 2018, cat. No. 3303.0, September

3. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019, National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)

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