Silver Book Fact

An estimated 80.7 million American adults (1 in 3) have 1 or more types of cardiovascular disease. Of these, 38.2 million are estimated to be 60 years of age or older.

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

  • Annual strokes: new and recurrent
    Each year, about 795,000 people experience a new (~610,000 cases) or recurrent (~185,000 cases) stroke.  
  • In 2000-2002, for a person without coronary heart disease, hypertension added $1,600 to annual spending and diabetes added $3,600. In patients with coronary heart disease, hypertension added an additional $1,900…  
  • In 2003, $12.2 billion was paid to Medicare beneficiaries for in-hospital costs when cardiovascular disease was the principal diagnosis ($12,321 per discharge for acute myocardial infarction, $11,783 per discharge for…  
  • Average Length of Hospital Stay for Stroke Patients
    The average length of stay for hospitalized stroke patients was 4.7 days in 2014.  
  • In 2008, 405,309 people died of coronary heart disease.