The percentage of persons with a first myocardial infarction who will have a stroke within 5 years is: 4% of men and 6% of women ages 40-69; and
6% of men… [ Get More Details ]
Every year, around 795,000 Americans have a stroke—around 610,000 are first time strokes and 185,000 are recurrent attacks.
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From 1979 to 2005, the number of inpatient discharges from short-stay hospitals with cardiovascular disease as the first-listed diagnosis increased 26% to 6,159,000 discharges. In 2005, cardiovascular disease ranked highest… [ Get More Details ]
3 out of 4 Americans know little to nothing about heart valve disease