Silver Book Fact

2/3 of women who have a heart attack do not fully recover.

The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/hhw/hdbk_wmn.pdf. Published March 2007

Reference

Title
The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women
Publication Date
Published March 2007
Authors
National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • AFib doubles dementia risk
    Individuals with AFib have a twice the risk of dementia.  
  • One in every 18 deaths in the United States is caused by stroke.  
  • A personal history of cardiovascular disease was found to raise an individuals risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 30%, compared with those without such a history.  
  • The risk of stroke attributable to atrial fibrillation by age
    The risk of stroke attributable to atrial fibrillation increases from 1.5% for those ages 50 to 59 to 23.5% for those ages 80 to 89.  
  • Venous thromboembolism in hospital mortality rate
    About 1 in 8 patients who develop venous thromboembolism in the hospital will die as a result.