Silver Book Fact

A major objective is to control blood pressure and preempt primary and secondary stroke. Assessing specific antihypertensive therapies will identify specific treatments that will lower blood pressure.

Reference

Title
NIH Fact Sheet: Stroke
Authors
National Institutes of Health
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

Related Facts

  • If all forms of cardiovascular disease were eliminated, life expectancy would rise by almost 7 years.  
  • Since 1950, reduction in heart disease mortality has added more than 3 1/2 years to the expected lifetimes of both men and women.  
  • Every additional dollar spent on the routine use of beta-blockers (versus under-use) in acute heart attack patients has produced health gains valued as high as $38.44.  
  • Beta-Blocker Treatment After A Heart Attack: Trends, 1996-2006  
  • Increased use of a blood-thinning drug saves $600 million annually, because of the strokes it prevents.