Silver Book Fact

Close to 45% of deaths from cardiovascular disease are caused by ischemic or coronary heart disease.

Mensah G, Brown D. An Overview Of Cardiovascular Disease Burden In The United States: Data show a growing burden from cardiovascular disease in the U.S. population; now is the time to reverse those trends. Health Affairs. 2007; 26(1): 38. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/pdf/10.1377/hlthaff.26.1.38

Reference

Title
An Overview Of Cardiovascular Disease Burden In The United States: Data show a growing burden from cardiovascular disease in the U.S. population; now is the time to reverse those trends
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Mensah G, Brown D
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
38
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Total medical costs for Afib patients over 15-month period
    A study of Medicare beneficiaries with atrial fibrillation found that total medical costs for treating these patients during a 15-month follow-up period were an average of $24,000 per patient—63% of…  
  • In 2005, the total inpatient hospital cost for cardiovascular disease was $71.2 billion, about 1/4 of the total cost of inpatient hospital care in the U.S.  
  • An estimated 82,600,000 adult Americans–1 in 3–have one or more types of cardiovascular disease.  
  • 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…  
  • On average, myocardial infarction causes an estimated 15 years of lost life.