Science News : QCOR 2013 : Friday

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Friday, May 19, 2013

Exclusive Video

Joint Session with the Heart Foundation of Australia

Dr. Stephan Fihn, interviewed by Dr. Henry Ting, QCOR Conference Chair
Stephan Fihn, MD, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, Washington

Plenary III: Electronic Health Records and Research
Newer Developments in EHRs and Research

Presentation Slides

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Elizabeth A. Jackson, MD, MPH
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Concurrent III Session B: Women in CVD
Update on Guidelines in Primary Prevention of CVD in Women

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Susmita Parashar, MD, MPH
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Session III B: Women in CVD
Non-invasive CVD Risk Stratification in Women

Science to be Published

Circulation QCOR cover 05-15-2013Chronic Kidney Disease and Outcomes in Heart Failure With Preserved Versus Reduced Ejection Fraction (The Cardiovascular Research Network PRESERVE Study)

Authors: David H. Smith, RPh, MHA, PhD; Micah L. Thorp, DO, MPH; Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD; David D. McManus, MD, ScM; Robert J. Goldberg, PhD; Larry A. Allen, MD, MHS; Grace Hsu, MPH; Sue Hee Sung, MPH; David J. Magid, MD, MPH; Alan S. Go, MD

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2013; 6: A301



Cardiovascular Disease Statistics:
  • In 2009, the annual direct and indirect cost of CVD and stroke in the United States is an estimated $312.6 billion.
  • $192.1 billion was spent on cost of physicians and other professionals, hospital services, prescribed medication, and home health care and $120.5 billion was spent in lost future productivity attributed to prema¬ture CVD and stroke mortality.
  • By 2030, 40.8% of the US population is projected to have some form of CVD.  Between 2013 and 2030, total direct medical costs of CVD are projected to increase from $320 billion to $818 billion.
  • Indirect costs due to lost productivity for all CVDs are estimated to increase from $203 billion in 2013 to $308 billion in 2030, an increase of 52%.



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