Death rates from stroke have decreased from 180.7 per 100,000 persons in 1950, to 56.2 per 100,000 persons in 2002.
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Savings associated with t-PA treatment for ischemic stroke patients
A $600 net savings is associated with each ischemic stroke patient treated with t-PA. In 2005, only 2% of all ischemic stroke patients received t-PA. If that percentage was increased… [ Get More Details ]
From 1970-2000, gains in longevity were greatest for people between the ages of 40 and 60, and greater for men than women, in large part because of advances in the… [ Get More Details ]
Stroke risk reduction from thrombin inhibitor in AFib patients
A recently approved direct thrombin inhibitor was found to reduce the risk of stroke/peripheral embolic events in atrial fibrillation patients by 34%, and the risk of hemorrhagic stroke by 74%—compared… [ Get More Details ]