Silver Book Fact

The annual medical cost of cardiovascular disease is $403.1 billion.

Redberg R. Evidence, Appropriateness, and Technology Assessment in Cardiology: A case study of computed tomography. Health Aff. 2007; 26(1): 86-95. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.26.1.86

Reference

Title
Evidence, Appropriateness, and Technology Assessment in Cardiology: A case study of computed tomography
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Redberg R
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
86-95
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • >2/3 of heart valve disease patients knew little to nothing about it before their diagnosis
     
  • The total direct and indirect cost of CVD and stroke in the United States for 2008 is estimated at $448.5 billion. This figure includes health expenditures (direct costs, which include…  
  • 2016 prevalence of aortic valve disease in America
    In 2016, as many as 5.8 million U.S. adults had aortic valve disease (AVD). Note: Alliance for Aging Research generated statistic, based on 2005 percentage prevalence estimates by Bach et al. 2007  
  • The average annual rates of first cardiovascular events, by age, are as follows: Men: 3 in 1,000 at age 35-44; 74 in 1,000 85-94 Women: comparable rates occur 10 years later in…  
  • 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.…