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How much does cardiovascular disease cost?

Khurram Nasir, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The costs of cardiovascular disease are as follows:
  • Highest annual costs: $14,157 in related medical costs for those with cardiovascular disease and high-risk profile for cardiovascular disease. Risk profile is based on lifestyle choices such as smoking status, diet and weight.
  • Lowest annual costs: $3,998 annual average healthcare costs for those who did not have cardiovascular disease and had an “optimal” (lowest-risk) profile.
Expenses related to cardiovascular disease represent 17% of overall national health expenditures. Overall, $320 billion are attributed annually to direct costs of, and loss of productivity due to cardiovascular disease. During the next 15 years, cardiovascular disease costs are projected to triple.

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