Every $1 spent on technological innovations in heart attack care has produced an estimated $7 gain.
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Life expectancy and quality of life gains from AVR
A study of 4,617 patients who underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) over a period of 20 years found significant gains in life expectancy and quality of life — 43,166 net life-years… [ Get More Details ]
Every year, around 250,000 Americans have an automatic intracardiac defibrillator (ICD) implanted. Data from clinical trials that compares ICDs to antiarrhythmic drugs show that the ICDs reduce sudden cardiac death… [ Get More Details ]
Initiating and continuing beta-blocker use in most first-time heart attack survivors for 20 years would result in 72,000 fewer coronary heart disease deaths, 62,000 fewer heart attacks, and 447,000 gained… [ Get More Details ]
Treating acute stroke with drugs that minimize cell death could result in a median decrease in disability of 30%. Treatment with stem cell transplants could result in a median decrease… [ Get More Details ]