Silver Book Fact

Death rates from stroke have decreased from 180.7 per 100,000 persons in 1950, to 56.2 per 100,000 persons in 2002.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2005. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus05.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • According to the National Institutes of Health, use of the clot-busting drug t-PA saves $4,400 per patient in hospitalization and nursing home costs.  
  • The development of antioxidants that reduce oxidative damage is underway. One antioxidant that has been found, uric acid, has an even greater protective effect when combined with tPA.  
  • 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…  
  • Life expectancy and quality of life gains from AVR
    A study of 4,617 patients who underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) over a period of 20 years found significant gains in life expectancy and quality of life — 43,166 net life-years…  
  • Effectiveness of an oral pharmacologic agent in preventing venous thrombosis
    An oral pharmacologic agent has been demonstrated to be at least as effective as an injectable anticoagulant in the prevention of venous thrombosis following hip replacement.