Heart failure has been a major threat for the middle-aged in Britain as it’s been claiming several lives every year since the past few decades. Though the advancement of medical technology has slashed down the rate of cancer deaths, sadly, there’s barely any improvement in case of heart failure deaths.

As per the study of University of Oxford survival rates for people aged over 45 with heart failure showed no improvement between 1998 and 2012.

Though the cancer survival rates have doubled in the past 40 years, heart failure has a poor prognosis. It’s been killing a fifth of those diagnosed within a year, half within two years and two thirds within 10 years.

As per a new study, it’s been observed that 81.3 percent have survived for one year, while 51.5 percent survived for five years, and 29.5 percent have survived for 10 years, following diagnosis.

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