Silver Book Fact

2.6% of all Americans have suffered a heart attack at some point in their lives.

MEDTAP International, Inc. The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives. Bethesda, MD: MEDTAP; 2004. http://www.aha.org/content/00-10/08affordability-value.pdf

Reference

Title
The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives
Publisher
MEDTAP
Publication Date
2004
Authors
MEDTAP International, Inc
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Depression is approximately 3 times more common in patients who have had an acute myocardial infarction than in the general population.  
  • AFib prevalence rate projection, 2050
    By 2050, it is estimated that 88% of Americans with atrial fibrillation will be age 65 and older.  
  • Percentage Change in Age-Adjusted Death Rates From Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) And Other Causes Since 1950, United States, 1950-2002  
  • Heart failure incidence approaches 10 per 1,000 of the U.S. population after 65 years of age.  
  • Of those admitted to the hospital for cardiovascular disease–3.3% died in the hospital. This is significantly higher than the average in-hospital death rate of 2.1% for all hospitalized patients.