The American Heart Association (AHA) has released a new chart that shows the average life expectancy for patients with chronic heart diseases and the risk factors associated with them.
The new chart, released today by the American Heart Foundation, also shows that those with a heart condition are more likely to be older, die early and suffer from high blood pressure, stroke and chronic heart failure than those with normal heart health.
The heart disease chart also highlights the top five risk factors for heart disease for men and women, and the top risk factors in women for chronic heart illness and for the condition for men.
The AHA says that this chart will be an important tool for health care professionals and patients who want to know if their insurance plans are covering them for heart care.
“While there is a lot of data on heart disease across the nation, it is still difficult to know how prevalent heart disease is and how it impacts our health care system,” said Dr. Robert A. Shiller, president and chief executive officer of the AHA.
“Heart disease is a complex disease that affects every organ system and is a top killer for American men and American women.
We need to know which preventive care strategies work best to lower our risk for heart attack and stroke.”
The chart lists the risk variables associated with chronic coronary disease (PCD) in men and the same risk factors and age group for heart attacks in women.
The chart also lists the top 5 risk factors among women for heart failure and the third highest risk factor for death from the condition.
The data was gathered from more than 12,000 Americans who were asked questions about their health and the causes of their heart problems in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The health care providers who contributed the data were also asked to rate the severity of their complaints, and whether or not they believe that heart disease was a contributing factor to their health problems.