On behalf of the VTE Impact Assessment Group, established investigators reported that nearly 1 million cases of venous thromboembolism (VTE) occur each year in the United States.
The annual plastic surgery procedural statistics reveals that in the year 2015 only, close to 15.9 million minimally-invasive and surgical procedures were performed in the United States - accounting for a 2% rise over 2014. Overall procedures have increased 115% since 2000 in the country, but the types of procedures that patients are opting to get are changing.
Ventricular septal defect, or VSD, is one of the most common congenital heart defects - ranking second to bicuspid aortic valve.
A recent John Hopkins study has found that the number of medical negligence cases in the United States has seen a significantly rapid rise in recent years.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, congenital heart defects, or CHDs, are a leading cause of birth defect-related illness and death in infants in the United States. According to one 2010 study, more than 2 million infants, children, teens, and adults in the US were living with CHDs.