Per-patient annual cost of treating stroke in atrial fibrillation patients
The per-patient annual cost of treating stroke in atrial fibrillation patients was found to be $1,485 in a wellcontrolled anti-coagulation clinic, $3,710 for those receiving warfarin in routine medical care,… [ Get More Details ]
In the 1980s, approximately 400,000 major infarctions were occurring each year in the U.S. and 40% of patients were dying within the first year. 1-year mortality is now 4-8%.
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“Sherri Selph was 41 when she was first diagnosed with second-stage congestive heart failure. However, her rapidly diminishing health led to a diagnosis of end-stage heart disease. A heart transplant… [ Get More Details ]
Eliminating out-of-pocket drug costs for combination pharmacotherapy for the 423,000 Americans with drug insurance who will experience their first myocardial infarction in 2006 would save 4,736 lives, and would save… [ Get More Details ]
Stroke risk reduction from thrombin inhibitor in AFib patients
A recently approved direct thrombin inhibitor was found to reduce the risk of stroke/peripheral embolic events in atrial fibrillation patients by 34%, and the risk of hemorrhagic stroke by 74%—compared… [ Get More Details ]