Silver Book Fact

Fact image

2004 total cardiovascular disease age-adjusted death rates by state

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

  • 30% of Americans ages 65+ know nothing about heart valve disease
     
  • 1 and 6-month mortality rates without treatment for sSAS
    Waiting for treatment for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (sSAS) can be deadly, with 1-month mortality at 3.7% and 6-month mortality at 11.6% (measured from the time intervention was recommended).  
  • 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.  
  • Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke.  
  • With the exception of 1918, cardiovascular disease has been the leading cause of death in the U.S. since 1900.