Silver Book Fact

Those who have a transient ischemic attack have a 10-year stroke risk of 18.8% and a combined 10-year stroke, myocardial infarction, or vascular death risk of 42.8%.

Rosamond W, Flegal K, Furie K, Go A, et al. 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
Rosamond W, Flegal K, Furie K, Go A, et al
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure.  
  • Close to 2,400 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day–an average of 1 death every 37 seconds.  
  • Of the estimated 82.6 million Americans who have one or more types of cardiovascular disease, 40 million are estimated to be age 60 or older.  
  • People who survive the acute stage of a myocardial infarction have a chance of illness and death that is 1.5 to 15 times higher than the general population.  
  • 65% of men and 80% of women age 75 years and over either had high blood pressure or were taking antihypertensive medication in 2003 – 2006, compared with about 36%…