Silver Book Fact

The estimated direct and indirect cost of stroke for 2008 is $65.5 billion.

American Heart Association. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update. Circulation. 2008; 117. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/117/4/e25

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Heart Association
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Every 4 minutes someone in the U.S. dies from a stroke.  
  • Atrial fibrillation doubles mortality risk
    Atrial fibrillation is associated with an approximate doubling of mortality risk.  
  • Atrial fibrillation as a contributory cause of death
    Around 84% of all deaths with atrial fibrillation as a contributory cause are in individuals age 75 and older.  
  • Medicare data show that the number of coronary artery bypass graft procedures increased from 158,000 in 1992 to a peak of 190,000 in 1996 and then fell to 152,000 in…  
  • Survival Rates Over 5 Years for Patients with Medically Managed Severe Aortic Stenosis