Right now, 5.7 million Americans are living with heart failure. An additional 670,000 new cases are diagnosed annually, up from 500,000 a few years ago. With the aging of the population, the problem is poised to reach epidemic proportions in coming years, taking a tremendous toll in quality of life as well as longevity. Moreover, the cost of providing heart failure care ranks among the leading U.S. healthcare expenditures.
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outcome. The upside is a great opportunity to improve stroke patient outcomes simply by providing the right treatment, right away.
Target: Stroke was created to help hospital teams seize that opportunity through door-to-needle (DTN) times of 60 minutes or less. The campaign includes a wealth of resources and tools — provided free of charge — for accomplishing the goal, along with eligibility for public recognition and research participation.
For more information, visit Target: Stroke