Silver Book Fact

2.6% of all Americans have suffered a heart attack at some point in their lives.

MEDTAP International, Inc. The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives. Bethesda, MD: MEDTAP; 2004. http://www.aha.org/content/00-10/08affordability-value.pdf

Reference

Title
The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives
Publisher
MEDTAP
Publication Date
2004
Authors
MEDTAP International, Inc
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Stroke was listed as the first-diagnoses for 3,764,000 ambulatory care visits in 2007.  
  • Hypertension doubles a person’s risk of stroke.  
  • In 2009, 1 million Americans were hospitalized for stroke.  
  • Heart disease is the #1 most costly medical condition in the U.S. Hypertension is #5 and cerebrovascular disease is #7.  
  • Tobacco smoking as a major risk factor
    Worldwide, tobacco smoking (including second-hand smoke) was 1 of the top 3 leading risk factors for disease and contributed to an estimated 6.2 million deaths in 2010.