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Cardiovascular disease death rates broken down by category

Coronary Heart Disease is the leading cause (45.1%) of deaths attributable to cardiovascular disease in the US, followed by stroke (16.5 percent), Heart Failure (8.5%), High Blood Pressure (9.1%), diseases of the arteries (3.2%), and other cardiovascular diseases

Benjamin E, Blaha M, Chiuve S, Cushman M, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2017 Update. Circ. March 7 2017. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/01/25/CIR.0000000000000485. Accessed February 21, 2017

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2017 Update
Publication
Circ
Publication Date
March 7 2017
Authors
Benjamin E, Blaha M, Chiuve S, Cushman M, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 135, Issue 7
URL
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Categories

  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Life Expectancy

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