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How Many People In The United States Have Programmable Pacemakers
A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more
NEJM: According to the new england journal of medicine, nejm, "the incidence of supraventricular tachycardia is about 35 cases per 100, 000 per persons per year and the prevalence is about 2.25 per 1, 000 (excluding atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, multifocal atrial tachycardia, which were not covered in this (2006) review). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1.5 to 2 percent: World wide incidence of epilepsy has been increasing. Mainly related to head trauma and degenerative diseases of older age. Epilepsy remains a major medical problem throughout the world. Seizures of childhood are much more frequent - 5 to 7 percent - but are more benign and often resolve with age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
pacemakers: Difficult to know for sure, over 100, 000 pacers are implanted/year in the us; chances there are well over a million patients and likely multiple millions with the devices living in the us. ...Read more
Phenylketonuria-PKU: "Classical PKU affects between 1 in 10,000 and 1 in 20,000 depending on the country of origin. The incidence varies widely in different human populations from 1 in 4,500 births among the population of Ireland to fewer than one in 100,000 births among the population of Finland." from website National PKU Alliance https://npkua.org/Education/About-PKU ...Read more
How many people contracted sars in the united states during the 2003 outbreak? How many people died of sars in the united states?
How many people die each year in the United States of a Pulmonary Embolism? I cannot find an answer.
You can: find these types of statistics at cdc.gov(http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/data.html). Each year, 60,000-100,000 americans die of PE/DVT. ...Read more
Relatives from India to live permanently in Canada with us, but there are people in house with weak immune systems, could they bring 3 world diseases?
Possible but...: The most common illness in India that is uncommon in Canada is malaria, but it's only common in the region just south of Calcutta and is not contagious. People anywhere can have intestinal parasites but they are more common in India. With proper hygiene they are not readily transmitted but Dr. can test relatives for parasites and get them treated after they arrive. But generally no need to worry! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read that in the united states more people die from medical errors than for traffic accidents. True?
Deaths due med error: Yes it is true, acoording to different statistics, there is no dout more people die of preventable medical errors than traffic accidents.Approximately more than 100, 000 people die from medical errors in us.And approx just over 40000 die from traffic accidents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What about studying medicine in the usa what are the major requirements to accept students especially for the students from united arab emirates ?
Basic sciences: I don't know the citizenship requirements, but you need a year of biology, chemistry, physics, organic chemistry and a year of english to gain entrance to most medical schools. Those courses are usually taken at the university level. ...Read more
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