Silver Book Fact

In 2008, around 61,000 Americans died from high blood pressure. Any-mention mortality was 347,689.

Roger, Veronique L., Alan S. Go, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Emelia J. Benjamin, Jarret D. Berry, et al.; on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2012 Update. Circulation. 2012; 125: e2-e220. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/125/1/e2

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2012 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publisher
American Heart Association
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Roger, Veronique L., Alan S. Go, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Emelia J. Benjamin, Jarret D. Berry, et al.; on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee
Pages
e2-e220
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • One-Year Cost Component for Atrial Fibrillation & Non AF Medicare Patients
    One-Year Cost Component for AF & Non AF Medicare Patients  
  • Atrial fibrillation prevalence, 2001
    An estimated 2.66 million Americans currently have atrial fibrillation.  
  • Aortic stenosis impacts majority of heart valve disease patients
    Aortic stenosis (AS) is among the most common forms of heart valve disease (HVD), affecting 2% to 3% of the adult U.S. population.  
  • At 65 years and older 25% of white men, 30% of white women, 25% of black men, and 30% of black women will die within one year of their first…  
  • Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke.