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Heart Failure in Parkinson's Disease: Analysis of the United States Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey
Parkinsonism and Related Disorders (2004)
  • Kelly L. Sullivan, University of South Florida
  • Theresa A. Zesiewicz, University of South Florida
  • J. A. Strom, University of South Florida
  • Amy R. Borenstein, University of South Florida
  • Robert A. Hauser, University of South Florida
  • C. R. Cimino, University of South Florida
  • H. L. Fontanet, University of South Florida
  • G. B. Cintron, University of South Florida
  • Joseph S. Staffetti, University of South Florida
  • P. B. Dunne, University of South Florida
Abstract
Objective: We sought to examine the prevalence of heart failure in elderly PD versus non-PD patients using a national sample of Medicare beneficiaries in the United States.

Scope: The prevalence of heart failure in elderly PD patients was 2.27 times that of non-PD patients (19.4% versus 8.7%, 95% CI=1.43–3.60, p=0.0005), and remained twice as high after excluding patients with stroke and possible vascular parkinsonism.

Conclusions: In this cross-sectional study of a national Medicare database, heart failure occurred twice as frequently in elderly PD patients as in non-PD patients. Prospective studies are warranted to verify these findings.
Keywords
  • Heart failure,
  • Parkinson's disease,
  • Analysis,
  • United States,
  • Medicare,
  • Current beneficiary
Disciplines
Publication Date
October 10, 2004
DOI
10.1016/j.parkreldis.2004.04.001
Citation Information
Kelly L. Sullivan, Theresa A. Zesiewicz, J. A. Strom, Amy R. Borenstein, et al.. "Heart Failure in Parkinson's Disease: Analysis of the United States Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey" Parkinsonism and Related Disorders Vol. 10 Iss. 7 (2004) p. 417 - 420 ISSN: 1353-8020
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kelly_sullivan/110/