Cost-savings associated with optimal anticoagulation in AFib patients
If half of all atrial fibrillation patients receiving suboptimal or no anticoagulation instead received optimal anticoagulation, 28,000 strokes could be prevented each year at a savings of around $2.5 billion in direct… [ Get More Details ]
“Although high cholesterol was recognized as a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the 1970s, there were no good ways to reduce it. The best drug available was… [ Get More Details ]
Through advances in risk-factor assessment, detection, and preventive strategies, the average age of acute myocardial infarction and heart failure patients has shifted around 10 to 15 years forward. One-year… [ Get More Details ]
According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, 146 new medicines are being developed for heart disease and stroke. They include 17 for stroke, 16 for congestive heart failure,… [ Get More Details ]
Between 1980 and 2000, stroke mortality rates fell from 96.2 to 60.8 per 100,000 persons.
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