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Hospital Discharges Due to Congestive Heart Failure
Number of hospital discharges due to nonhypertensive Congestive Heart Failure. Heart failure happens when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in your body. Heart failure is a serious condition, but it does not mean that the heart has stopped beating. About 5.1 million people in the United States have heart failure. One in 9 deaths in 2009 included heart failure as contributing cause.
Measurement Period: 2010
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