Patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (sSAS) considered to be at high surgical risk who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) experienced lifetime incremental cost-effectiveness ratios of $55,090 per QALY… [ Get More Details ]
Savings associated with t-PA treatment for ischemic stroke patients
A $600 net savings is associated with each ischemic stroke patient treated with t-PA. In 2005, only 2% of all ischemic stroke patients received t-PA. If that percentage was increased… [ Get More Details ]
From 1979 to 2005, the number of cardiac catheterizations increased 342% to 1,322,000 annually.
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“Both echocardiography and nuclear imaging are used for provocative “stress” testing of the heart. When combined with exercise or other forms of stress such as administering inotropic or vasodilating drugs,… [ Get More Details ]