Cardiovascular disease is responsible for over a third of all deaths in Erie County
All 8 Counties in WNY meet or exceed the state and national averages for heart attack death rates
For every 16 people who die of stroke in New York City, 50 die of stroke in Buffalo
Seven of the eight counties of WNY fall in the lowest third of all health outcomes across the 62 counties in NYS (County Health Rankings).
As the JI resides in the heart of downtown Buffalo, it is located within six miles of the five zip codes in WNY where minority populations experience the worst health outcomes due to socioeconomic determinants.
These minority populations also have a 300% higher premature mortality rate than white populations who live outside these areas (Buffalo Center for Health Equity).
More specific to vascular disease, WNY has the highest rate of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the northeast region of the US and exceeds all NYS and national stroke death rates.
At Kaleida’s GVI, an average of 2,000 cardiac surgeries are conducted and 2,200 stroke patients are admitted annually. These values reflect totals at the GVI only.
As the third leading cause of death and the number one cause of disability in the US, stroke is a pervasive and devastating cardiovascular disease.
In stroke cases, about two million brain cells die every second, and minutes could mean the difference between life and irreparable harm or death.
In the past 25 years, methods of treatment have undergone significant improvement with minimally invasive approaches that deliver improved outcomes for patients. However, present vascular technology is still in its infancy and requires major medical advancements to treat patients. Furthermore, +70% of groundbreaking ideas fail due to lack of resources and expertise.
Over the last five years, JI’s physicians and engineers have tested 95% of neurovascular devices developed, FDA approved, and commercialized for patients suffering from vascular disease.
Vascular disease represents the number one cause of death (heart attack) and the number one cause of long-term disability (stroke) in the US.
Since 2016, we have had approximately 8,000 viewers globally. In 2021, the JI also broadcasted model sessions conducted in the GVI catheterization labs through our AV system to our multipurpose training center and to a large international medical conference that garnered over 100,000 views.
We have broadcasted live cases to 89 different countries around the globe.