Silver Book Fact

The total economic burden of coronary heart disease is $120.6 billion; of stroke is $48.9 billion.

Cutler D, Long G, Berndt E, Royer J, et al. The Value Of Antihypertensive Drugs: A perspective on medical innovation. Health Affairs. 2007; 26(1): 97-110

Reference

Title
The Value Of Antihypertensive Drugs: A perspective on medical innovation
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Cutler D, Long G, Berndt E, Royer J, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
97-110

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Within one year of a first myocardial infarction 18% of men and 23% of women, 40 years and older, will die.  
  • Within 30 days of ischemic stroke, 8.1% of people age 65 and older were dead.  
  • In 2004, 32% of deaths from cardiovascular disease occurred before the age of 75 years, which is well before the average life expectancy of 77.9 years.  
  • AFib patients over age 80, 2050
    By 2050, it is estimated that more than 50% of Americans with atrial fibrillation will be age 80 and older.  
  • Primary diagnoses for AFib patients
    Heart failure was listed as the primary diagnosis for 11.8% of patients hospitalized with atrial fibrillation (AF). Coronary heart disease was listed for 9.9% of AF patients, and stroke was…