State legislatures can ensure heart patients have access to treatments

State legislatures can ensure heart patients have access to treatments

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, and every minute, at least one person dies from a heart-related event, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cardiovascular disease killed more than 840,000 Americans in 2016, roughly one death out of three.

Cardiovascular Summit Spotlights Stories of Access Barriers, Risk and Heart Health

Sandeep Jauhar’s grandfather was sitting down to lunch with family when he crumpled to the floor.  Jeff Kwitowski’s father was on a routine bike ride. Cat David Ahmed’s father was enjoying a game of tennis.  And Florence Champagne was in an office building when she dropped to her knees, gasping for air and praying for her life.

New "Fast Facts" Highlights Impact of High Cholesterol on Europe

More than 50 percent of Europeans have raised cholesterol, increasing their risk of heart attack, stroke and death – and costing the EU billions every year in health care expenses and lost productivity.  So explains a new “Fast Facts” policy brief from the European Alliance for Patient Access, a division of the Global Alliance for Patient Access.