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American Heart Association. 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
American Heart Association
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • Every 25 seconds, someone in the U.S. will experience a coronary event.  
  • It is estimated that an additional 175,000 silent first myocardial infarctions occur each year.  
  • Atrial fibrillation increases stroke risk
    Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke 5- fold.  
  • The conditions and disabilities associated with stroke cost the United States between $30 billion and $40 billion a year.