Heart Disease Costs will Triple in U.S. by 2030

The costs of heart disease in the U.S. will triple by 2030. In that year, they are predicted to reach more than $800 billion a year. Treating high blood pressure will comprise close to half of the total expense.

The U.S. already has the highest per capita healthcare costs in the developed world.

According to Reuters:

"[A] report predicts that the number of heart disease cases will grow by 10 percent over the next 20 years if nothing changes, including tobacco use and obesity rates. 'By 2030, we estimate that 40 percent of U.S. adults, or 116 million people, will have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease,' it reads."

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