Silver Book Fact

An estimated 70% of survival improvement in heart attack mortality is attributed to technological advances and procedures developed over the past 30 years, including CABG (coronary artery bypass graft), PTCA (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty), and the intracoronary stent.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2005. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus05.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • The volume of mitral valve surgical procedures increased approximately 8.3% from 2010 to 2013.
     
  • Antihypertensive therapy has had a major impact on health. Without it, 1999-2000 average blood pressures (at age 40 or over) would have been 10-13% higher, and 86,000 more premature deaths…  
  • “Increasing life expectancy in western society is a result of two major success stories in the prevention and treatment of human disease. The first milestone was eliminating the scourge of…  
  • Performing renal angioplasty to unclog arteries costs $6,000 less than performing a surgical bypass operation. When post-procedure costs are factored in, it costs $14,000 less. The performance of renal angioplasty…  
  • From 1999-2000, average blood pressures for Americans age 40 and older would have been 10-13% higher without antihypertensive drug therapy.