Silver Book Fact

Cardiovascular disease mortality has declined by over 50% since 1950, contributing more than any other factor to the increase of life expectancy during the past few decades.

Cutler, David M., Genia Long, Ernst R. Berndt, Jimmy Royer, Andree-Anne Fournier, Alicia Sasser, and Pierre Cremieux. The Value Of Antihypertensive Drugs: A perspective on medical innovation. Health Affairs. 2007; 26(1): 97-110

Reference

Title
The Value Of Antihypertensive Drugs: A perspective on medical innovation
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Cutler, David M., Genia Long, Ernst R. Berndt, Jimmy Royer, Andree-Anne Fournier, Alicia Sasser, and Pierre Cremieux
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
97-110

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Following the current path, pulmonary condition cases will increase by 31.3% between 2003 and 2023. If an alternative path is taken, there will be 9.1% fewer pulmonary condition cases.  
  • Direct thrombin inhibitor reduced relative risk of venous thromboembolism
    An investigational direct thrombin inhibitor reduced relative risk of venous thromboembolism after total hip replacement surgery by 65.7%—compared to a currently available treatment.  
  • Increased Use of Medicines Reduces Risk of Death After Major Cardiovascular Events: Disease management program increased use of medicines  
  • Effect of optimal anticoagulation
    If 50% of atrial fibrillation patients who currently receive warfarin in routine medical care were optimally anticoagulated, 9,852 emboli would be prevented and $1.3 billion would be saved each year.  
  • From 1994 to 2004, death rates from cardiovascular disease declined 24.7%.