Silver Book Fact

Around 87% of all strokes are ischemic.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Incidence and Prevalence: 2006 chart book on cardiovascular and lung diseases. Bethesda, MD: NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; 2006. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/resources/docs/06a_ip_chtbk.pdf

Reference

Title
Incidence and Prevalence: 2006 chart book on cardiovascular and lung diseases
Publisher
NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Publication Date
2006
Authors
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • In 2005, the total inpatient hospital cost for cardiovascular disease was $71.2 billion, about 1/4 of the total cost of inpatient hospital care in the U.S.  
  • 1/4 of all deaths in the U.S. are attributable to heart disease.  
  • Each year, about 780,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. About 600,000 of these are first attacks,and 180,000 are recurrent attacks.  
  • With the exception of 1918, cardiovascular disease has been the leading cause of death in the U.S. since 1900.  
  • Between 2.7 and 6.1 million Americans have AFib.