JACC: April 9, 2013
Objectives This study sought to estimate lifetime risk for heart failure (HF) by sex and race.
Background Prior estimates of lifetime risk for developing HF range from 20% to 33% in predominantly white cohorts. Short-term risks for HF appear higher for blacks than whites, but only limited comparisons of lifetime risk for HF have been made.
Methods Using public-release and internal datasets from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute–sponsored cohorts, we estimated lifetime risks for developing HF to age 95 years, with death free of HF as the competing event, among participants in the CHA (Chicago Heart Association Detection Project in Industry), ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities), and CHS (Cardiovascular Health Study) cohorts. Read more