Silver Book Fact

Spending $1,000 per year on anticoagulants can save $100,000 in hospital costs for care of a person disabled by a stroke.

Giorgianni S, Grana J, Scipioni L. Global Impact of Innovations on Chronic Disease in the Genomics Era. The Pfizer Journal. 01-Nov-2001; 11

Reference

Title
Global Impact of Innovations on Chronic Disease in the Genomics Era
Publication
The Pfizer Journal
Publisher
Pfizer Inc
Publication Date
01-Nov-2001
Authors
Giorgianni S, Grana J, Scipioni L

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

Related Facts

  • In 2010, ~67,500 SAVRs were performed in the U.S.
     
  • In 2005, 2,125 heart transplantations were performed in the U.S.  
  • “Both echocardiography and nuclear imaging are used for provocative “stress” testing of the heart. When combined with exercise or other forms of stress such as administering inotropic or vasodilating drugs,…  
  • “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…  
  • The development of antioxidants that reduce oxidative damage is underway. One antioxidant that has been found, uric acid, has an even greater protective effect when combined with tPA.