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 ]
Disease specific status and generic health status improvements from TAVR and SAVR
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in intermediate risk symptomatic aortic stenosis (SAS) patients were associated with significant improvements in disease specific status (16 to… [ Get More Details ]
Death rates from heart disease and stroke are falling in-part because of new drug treatments. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, if death rates were the same… [ Get More Details ]
The projected economic value of eliminating deaths from heart disease is approximately $48 trillion.
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Assuming that Medicare Part D covers about 37% of beneficiaries’ drug costs, it is estimated that providing post-myocardial infarction Medicare beneficiaries with full coverage for combination pharmcotherapy will save more… [ Get More Details ]