Recently the cost per year for treating heart disease in the United Sates was $365 billion. Ten years prior the cost was half that figure. Thus while we can treat cardiac disease, it may become economically unviable to do so. In the next 20 years cardiac disease is predicted to rise 50% in the United States and 200% in a developing country like Brazil.
Dr. Valentin Fuster is the former Presidents of the World Heart Federation and The American Heart Association. Dr. Fuster also serves Director of both The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.