Improved Functional Status and Quality of Life in Prohibitive Surgical Risk Patients with Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation After Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014; 64(2). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24184254
Antihypertensive therapy has been associated in clinical trials with a 1/3 reduction in stroke incidence, a 1/4 reduction in myocardical infarctions and a more than 1/2 reduction in heart failure.
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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 ]
Between 1984 and 1998, the cost of treating heart attack patients rose $10,000. However, medical technology increased the life expectancy of heart attack patients by an average of 1 year-a… [ Get More Details ]
Catheter ablation reduces risk of stroke and death among AFib patients
Atrial fibrillation patients who underwent catheter ablation had a reduced risk of stroke and death—2.2% of those who had ablation experienced stroke versus 4.7% on medications alone, and 6% died from… [ Get More Details ]