Heart failure in Parkinson’s Disease: Analysis of the United States Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey
Parkinson's disease, Comorbidity, Heart disease, Heart failure, Medicare current beneficiary survey
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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.
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Zesiewicz, Theresa A.; Strom, Joel A.; Borenstein, Amy R.; Cimino, Cynthia R.; Hauser, Robert A.; Fontanet, H. L.; Cintron, G. B.; Staffetti, J. F.; Dunne, Peter B.; and Sullivan, K. L., "Heart failure in Parkinson’s Disease: Analysis of the United States Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey" (2004). Psychology Faculty Publications. 88.