In 2003, $12.2 billion was paid to Medicare beneficiaries for in-hospital costs when cardiovascular disease was the principal diagnosis ($12,321 per discharge for acute myocardial infarction, $11,783 per discharge for… [ Get More Details ]
Close to 2,400 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day–an average
of 1 death every 37 seconds.
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Preliminary data from 2005 indicate that stroke accounted for about 1 of every 17 deaths in the U.S. On average, every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke.… [ Get More Details ]