CIA4H now lets consumers, patients and their families compare local hospitals based on their treatment of several measures related to heart failure. The information is designed to give these stakeholders a better understanding of where the proper location to receive healthcare would be.
Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support the needs of the body. Heart failure is a serious condition, but it does not mean that the heart has stopped beating.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around 5.8 million people in the United States have heart failure. About 670,000 people are diagnosed with it each year and one in five people who have heart failure die within one year from diagnosis. Read More