From 1979 to 2003, total inpatient operations and procedures for cardiovascular disease increased 470%, and the number of cardiac catherizations alone increased 373%.
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In 2000, the American College of Cardiology estimated that by 2050, the population of Americans with the diagnosis of heart disease will double the current number of 12.5 million, because… [ Get More Details ]
Increased hospital admissions and prolonged length of stay for patients who do not undergo treatment
Medicare severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (sSAS) patients who do not undergo treatment have an average of 1.9 hospital admissions per year and prolonged lengths of stay — 11.5 hospital days… [ Get More Details ]