Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cardiovascular Disease Will Cost $1.1 Trillion by 2035

The American Heart Association recently released a study on the nation-wide impact of cardiovascular disease. Here are some key findings from the report:

The US spent $555 billion on cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 2016.
Costs from CVD are expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2035.
The number of Americans with CVD will rise to 131.2 million by 2035.
By 2035, there will be 123.2 million Americans with high blood pressure.
Cardiovascular disease risk is 50% at age 45 and 80% at age 65.
11.2 million Americans are projected to suffer from stroke in 2035.

Source: American Heart Association, February 14, 2017

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