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Heart failure is a condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Heart failure contributes to about 300,000 U.S. deaths each year.
Toward our goal of providing the best possible care for heart failure patients, we follow an established heart failure treatment protocol that has been shown to improve patient outcomes. Learn more about heart failure treatment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The table below includes:
BWH July 2017 - December 2019
30-day adjusted heart failure mortality rate
Better than U.S. National Rate
30-day adjusted heart failure readmission rate
No different than U.S. National Rate
The table below shows our procedure volumes for two types of cardiovascular procedures: aortic valve replacement and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair.
BWH October 2014 – September 2015
Aortic valve replacement volume
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair volume
* A dash "-" means that there is no available comparison
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