[INFOGRAPHIC:] History of Heart Failure in America

Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s demands. 5.1 million people in the US suffer from this condition, and even with daily self-monitoring, 50% of patients will be readmitted to the hospital within just 6 months. In addition to the medical and physical costs, there are also financial affects – the cost of heart failure in the US was $31 billion in 2012, and could jump to $70 billion by 2030, costing each US taxpayer $244 per year.

Images provided courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Images provided courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.

This infographic from St. Jude Medical describes the medical and financial costs of heart failure in the United States and discusses treatments, including the new CardioMEMS Heart Failure (HF) System. Click on the image at right to see the full infographic.

First Coast Cardiovascular Institute is proud to pioneer a lifesaving treatment for this condition. Last week, Dr. Omer Zuberi successfully implanted the first CardioMEMS HF device at Orange Park Medical Center, the first facility in Northeast Florida to receive approval for this procedure.

Read more about this device here, and call us at 904.493.3333 if you think this procedure may be right for you.


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