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The estimated direct and indirect cost of heart failure in the U.S. for 2008 is $34.8 billion.
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The average annual rates of first cardiovascular events, by age, are as follows:
Men: 3 in 1,000 at age 35-44; 74 in 1,000 85-94
Women: comparable rates occur 10 years later in… [ Get More Details ]
Average length of hospital stay for VTE patients after surgery
The mean length of stay for patients hospitalized after major orthopedic surgery was more than twice as long for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE)—as compared to those without VTE. VTE… [ Get More Details ]