Heart failure has become of the most fatal diseases today. With almost every aged man or woman suffering from some heart disease, some researchers have found that by 2060, there will be thrice more cases of heart failure cases in people aged above 60.
The study published in journal European Society of Cardiology was conducted on 5706 elderly participants to assess the prevalence of heart failure in the elderly population and sought to predict the number of elderly people likely to have heart failure in the future.
All the participants fell in the age group of 66 to 98 with 77 as average age. Interestingly, out of them, 58 percent were men.
According to the study, the presence of heart failure was 3.7 percent overall with men on higher side with 4.8 percent and women to be 2.8 percent.
Also, The prevalence of heart failure increased with age, from 1.9 per cent in those 69 years of age or younger, to 6 per cent in those 80 years of age and older.
The study suggested that heart failures will affect more people falling in age group of 70 to 79 years and 80 years.
The study demonstrated that patients with heart failure will have increased 2.3 fold by the year 2040 and 2.9 times by the year 2060.