Forecasting the Future of Cardiovascular Disease

Updated:May 9,2013
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Forecasting the Future of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in the United States

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    • To prepare for future cardiovascular care needs, the American Heart Association developed methodology to project future prevalence and costs of care for hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and all other CVD from 2010 to 2030.
    • By 2030, 40.5% of the US population is projected to have some form of CVD.
    • Between 2010 and 2030, real total direct medical costs of CVD are projected to triple, from $272.5 billion to $818.1 billion.

      Read the full article in Circulation
      Circulation. 2011; 123: 933-944. Published online before print January 24, 2011, doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31820a55f5

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