Silver Book Fact

Mitral regurgitation patients who did not undergo surgery saw an increased use of medical therapies from 12% to 47% over 4.5 years.

Prevalence and Outcomes of Unoperated Patients with Severe Symptomatic Mitral Regurgitation and Heart Failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014; 63(2). http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/63/2/185

Reference

Title
Prevalence and Outcomes of Unoperated Patients with Severe Symptomatic Mitral Regurgitation and Heart Failure
Publication
J Am Coll Cardiol
Publication Date
2014
Volume & Issue
Volume 63, Issue 2
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • The length of time to recover from a stroke depends on its severity. From 50% to 70% of stroke survivors regain functional independence, but 15% to 30% are permanently disabled,…  
  • In 2005, about 1 in every 6 hospital stays in the US was due to cardiovascular disease.  
  • Patients with severe MR who don’t have surgery have mortality rates of 20% after 1-year and 50% after 5-years
     
  • 10 million Americans are disabled as a result of stroke and heart disease.  
  • In 2008, 405,309 people died of coronary heart disease.