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Forecasting the Future of Cardiovascular Disease in the United States: A policy statement from the American Heart Association

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    • Heart disease costs the U.S. $108.9 billion a year–including direct medical expenses and indirect cost in lost of productivity.  
    • From 2010 to 2030, the total direct medical costs of cardiovascular disease (in 2008 dollars) are projected to triple–from $273 billion to $818 billion.  
    • By 2030, it is projected that an additional 4 million people will have had a stroke–a 25% increase in prevalence from 2010.  
    • By 2030, it is projected that an additional 3 million people will have heart failure–a 25% increase in prevalence from 2010.  
    • By 2030, 40.5% of the U.S. population is projected to have some form of cardiovascular disease.