Heart Failure in Parkinson's Disease: Analysis of the United States Medicare Current Beneficiary SurveyParkinsonism and Related Disorders (2004)
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.
- Heart failure,
- Parkinson's disease,
- United States,
- Current beneficiary
Publication DateOctober 10, 2004
Citation InformationKelly 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
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