Treatment for hypertension using antihypertensive therapy has generated a benefit-to-cost ratio of at least 6:1.
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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… [ Get More Details ]
Between 1988 & 1994 and 1999 & 2004, use of pharmacological lipid-lowering treatment increased from 11.7% to 40.8%. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol control increased from 4.0% to 25.1% among those with
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Between 1984 and 1998, the cost of treating heart attack patients rose $10,000. However, medical technology increased the life expectancy of heart attack patients by an average of 1 year-a… [ Get More Details ]
If all untreated patients with Stage I or II hypertension had been treated and achieved normal blood pressures, there would have been 420,000 fewer hospital discharges in 2002 than actually… [ Get More Details ]