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Patients suffering from end-stage heart failure have a one-year mortality rate of 50 percent, according to PubMed Central. Disease characteristics include advanced structural heart disease and symptoms of heart failure d... More »

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The life expectancy of an elderly person with congestive heart failure depends on the severity of the disease, states Cleveland Clinic. Almost half of patients with serious symptoms pass within just 12 months, and others... More »

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Although treatments for heart failure are improving all the time, 50 percent of people with the diagnosis can expect to live less than five years, states WebMD. Ninety percent of those with advanced forms of the disease ... More »

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