Heart failure deaths rising among younger adults

Despite significant advances in medical and surgical treatments for heart failure in the past decade, premature deaths caused by heart failure are on the rise in the US, especially among younger adults, says a study.

Death rates due to heart failure have been increasing since 2012, said the study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

“The success of the last three decades in improving heart failure death rates is now being reversed, and it is likely due to the obesity and diabetes epidemics,” said Sadiya Khan, Assistant Professor at Northwestern University in the US.

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