Each year around 75,000 Americans are diagnosed with AFib, 900,000 experience a VTE event, and 800,000 have a stroke. Some 2 million Americans die from thrombosis or its consequences. The burden for those who survive is enormous and the cost of care a major expense for individuals and the nation. Stroke alone costs around $73.7 billion annually. Fortunately research advances are offering significant hope.
This volume of The Silver Book shares the facts and statistics on the burden of thrombosis, as well as the progress and potential of research in the field.
Access the data online, along with additional volumes on other chronic diseases of aging, at www.silverbook.org.