By CNNHealthCNNHealth — This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a report that found the number of people who were diagnosed with a disease called chronic microbiome disease in the United States increased from 2015 to 2016, a rise that has led to a jump in the number diagnosed with heart failure.
The report says the number has increased from 8.2 million in 2016 to 10.9 million in 2017.
The findings are based on data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), which together track more than 4 million patients diagnosed with the disease.
According to the report, nearly half of the people diagnosed with microbiological heart disease have been in the U to have the disease and almost 60% of the patients have died.
It’s estimated that there are 1.5 million people with chronic microbiotropic heart disease in America.
Researchers say there is a growing recognition that chronic microbial disease can cause severe health problems, including heart failure and stroke, and a rise in the incidence of heart failure has become a concern.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recently released a statement saying it is concerned about the rise in chronic microbiology heart disease and the increased risk of sudden cardiac death.
In addition, the AHA called on health care providers to develop better guidelines for diagnosing and managing chronic microbe infections, especially if the condition is occurring at a time when a family is traveling or in a nursing home, a hospital, or a rehabilitation center.
The association has been a strong supporter of expanding access to and care for people with heart disease.
In the report released on Tuesday, researchers at the CDC and NCHS found the following:The number of heart attacks and stroke deaths from chronic micro-biome illness increased from 745,000 in 2015 to 1.2 billion in 2017The number in nursing homes and hospitals increased from 2.2 to 3.6 millionThe number diagnosed increased from 13.6 to 18.3 millionPeople living in nursing home settings, especially in urban settings, are the most at risk, according to the study.
The report says that in nursing facilities with 1,000 beds, there were 717,000 people with the condition, and in nursing facility facilities with more than 5,000 rooms, there are 2.4 million people living with chronic heart disease there.
In 2017, the majority of heart attack deaths were in people who had been living in residential nursing homes for at least six months.
More than 1 in 3 heart attack patients had been in a residential nursing home for at most five years.
The prevalence of chronic micros is highest among people over 50 and the least among older adults, people who are African American, and people with disabilities.