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Hello. I know the prevalence of heart failure in 50 year olds is 1 out of 100 / 1 % but what is the prevalence in 20 year olds? it tells me 0.3%3/1000

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Dr. David Dinhofer
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In brief: Not an issue

Prevalence is important only for public health researchers and officials.
For the individual, the concern should be do you have risk factors and symptoms of CHF. If you havensigns and symptoms of CHF, then you should investigate the cause further. CHF is so rare at 20, it is almost always due to birth defect or rare infections of the heart. https://www.cardiosmart.org/Heart-Basics/CVD-Stats

In brief: Not an issue

Prevalence is important only for public health researchers and officials.
For the individual, the concern should be do you have risk factors and symptoms of CHF. If you havensigns and symptoms of CHF, then you should investigate the cause further. CHF is so rare at 20, it is almost always due to birth defect or rare infections of the heart. https://www.cardiosmart.org/Heart-Basics/CVD-Stats
Dr. David Dinhofer
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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