Hospitalization from incorrect diagnosis of heart attacks costs $12 billion per year. If creatine kinase, myoglobin and troponin are used for detecting heart attack in ER patients with chest pain,… [ Get More Details ]
Compared to predicted levels in the absence of drug therapy, there were 9% fewer deaths from major cardiovascular disease in 2001 and 38% and 25% fewer hospital discharges for stroke… [ Get More Details ]
Echocardiography and nuclear imaging are used for provocative “stress” testing of the heart. When combined with other forms of stress, both can identify the presence of coronary artery-obstructing lesions that… [ Get More Details ]
Effectiveness of treating ischemic stroke victims with rt-PA within 3 hours of symptom onset
A study of the effectiveness of treating ischemic stroke victims with rt-PA within 3 hours of symptom onset found an estimated impact on long-term health outcomes of 564 quality-adjusted life-years saved… [ Get More Details ]
According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, 13 medicines are currently in development for stroke.
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