Silver Book Fact

About every 26 seconds, an American will have a coronary event, and about every minute someone will die from one.

American Heart Association. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update. Circulation. 2008; 117. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/117/4/e25

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Heart Association
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Atrial fibrillation as a contributory cause of death
    Around 84% of all deaths with atrial fibrillation as a contributory cause are in individuals age 75 and older.  
  • In one year alone (1990), stroke led to more than 100,000 nursing home admissions with a mean length of stay of 432 days.  
  • Each year, about 780,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. About 600,000 of these are first attacks,and 180,000 are recurrent attacks.  
  • Within 1 year of a first stroke, 21% of men and 24% of women 40 years of age and older, were dead.  
  • Depression and anxiety in AFib patients
    Around 1/3 of atrial fibrillation patients have elevated levels of depression and anxiety.