A calculated approximate benefit-to-cost ratio for antihypertensive therapy is 10:1 for men and 6:1 for women.
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In the absence of antihypertensive drug therapy, there would have been an estimated 572,000 more hospital discharges for stroke in 2002, and 261,000 more discharges for myocardial infarction. The… [ Get More Details ]
Stroke risk reduction from thrombin inhibitor in AFib patients
A recently approved direct thrombin inhibitor was found to reduce the risk of stroke/peripheral embolic events in atrial fibrillation patients by 34%, and the risk of hemorrhagic stroke by 74%—compared… [ Get More Details ]
A study exploring the decline in deaths attributable to cardiovascular disease in the U.S. from 1980 to 2000 suggested that approximately 47% of the decrease was due to the increased… [ Get More Details ]
According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, 146 new medicines are being developed for heart disease and stroke. They include 17 for stroke, 16 for congestive heart failure,… [ Get More Details ]