Silver Book Fact

Nkomo, Vuyisile, Julius Gardin, Thomas Skelton, John Gottdiener, Christopher Scott, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano. Burden of Valvular Heart Diseases: a population-based study. Lancet. September 2006; 368(9540). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16980116

Reference

Title
Burden of Valvular Heart Diseases: a population-based study
Publication
Lancet
Publication Date
September 2006
Authors
Nkomo, Vuyisile, Julius Gardin, Thomas Skelton, John Gottdiener, Christopher Scott, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano
Volume & Issue
Volume 368, Issue 9540
Pages
1005-11
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • From 1979 to 2005, the number of inpatient discharges from short-stay hospitals with stroke as the first listed diagnosis increased 20%, to 895,000.  
  • The average age at a first myocardial infarction is 64.5 years for men and 70.3 years for women.  
  • On average, one American has a stroke every 40 seconds.  
  • In 2003, $31.7 billion in payments were made to Medicare beneficiaries discharged from short-stay hospitals with a principal diagnosis of cardiovascular disease–an average of $8,966 per discharge.  
  • Approximately 66% of heart attack patients do not make a complete recovery.