Silver Book Fact

Within 5 years of a first stroke, 47% of men and 51% of women 40 years and older, were dead.

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

  • The overall rate of death attributable to cardiovascular disease in 2008 was 244.8 per 100,000.  
  • Atrial fibrillation as a contributory cause of death, 2011
    Atrial fibrillation is a contributory cause of death for around 93,000 Americans each year.  
  • 1 in 3 U.S. adults has high blood pressure.  
  • Following the current path, pulmonary condition cases will increase by 31.3% between 2003 and 2023.  
  • 2.6% of all Americans have suffered a heart attack at some point in their lives.