Silver Book Fact

Heart disease was the leading cause of death for those over 65 in 2006 with 1,297 deaths per 100,000.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, DC: US Government Priting Office; 2010. http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/main_site/default.aspx

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Publisher
US Government Priting Office
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Coronary artery disease accounts for 51% of all heart disease, and if no preventative drugs are made available, is projected to cost the nation $75.8 billion by 2025, up from…  
  • Effect of hip and knee replacement surgeries on risk of VTE
    Hip and knee replacement surgeries significantly raise the risk of venous thromboembolism—without prophylaxis around half develop deep vein thrombosis and 1% to 2% develop pulmonary embolism.  
  • The estimated direct and indirect cost of high blood pressure for 2010 is $76.6 billion.  
  • The prognosis for patients with heart failure is worse than with most forms of cancer, and median survival rates are less than 5 years.  
  • Every 4 minutes someone in the U.S. dies from a stroke.