Silver Book Fact

Venous thromboembolism mortality rate

Venous thromboembolism causes an estimated 300,000 deaths each year.

Heit J, Cohen A, Anderson Jr. F. Estimated Annual Number of Incident and Recurrent, Non-Fatal and Fatal Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Events in the U.S. Blood. 2005; 106(11): abstract #910:267a. http://abstracts.hematologylibrary.org/cgi/content/abstract/106/11/910?maxtoshow=&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=Estimated+Annual+Number+of+Incident+and+Recurrent%2C+Non-Fatal+and+Fatal+Venous+Th&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=HWC

Reference

Title
Estimated Annual Number of Incident and Recurrent, Non-Fatal and Fatal Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Events in the U.S.
Publication
Blood
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Heit J, Cohen A, Anderson Jr. F
Volume & Issue
Volume 106, Issue 11
Pages
abstract #910:267a
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • AFib prevalence, 2006
    As much as 1% of the U.S. population is estimated to have atrial fibrillation  
  • By 2030, the medical costs for cardiovascular disease will triple to $818 billion from 2010.  
  • Prevalence of stroke by age and sex  
  • Medicare data show that the number of coronary artery bypass graft procedures increased from 158,000 in 1992 to a peak of 190,000 in 1996 and then fell to 152,000 in…  
  • 1/2 of those who survive a heart attack are readmitted to the hospital within 1 year of the event.