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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 and myocardial infarction in 2002 due to better-controlled blood pressure.

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

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