From 1979 to 2005, the number of inpatient discharges from short-stay hospitals with cardiovascular disease as the first-listed diagnosis increased 26% to 6,159,000 discharges. In 2005, cardiovascular disease ranked highest… [ Get More Details ]
Stroke deaths and disability
Stroke accounts for 1 of every 19 deaths in the US and is a leading cause of serious long-term disability.
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Projected AFib incidence, 2050
If current incidence estimates are applied to Census Bureau projections, by 2050 the number of Americans with atrial fibrillation could exceed 12 million. If increases in incidence continue, that number could… [ Get More Details ]