Silver Book Fact

Cardiovascular disease caused 34.4% of the 2.4 million deaths in the U.S in 2003.

Mensah, George A., and David W. Brown. An Overview Of Cardiovascular Disease Burden In The United States: Data show a growing burden from cardiovascular disease in the U.S. population; now is the time to reverse those trends. Health Affairs. 2007; 26(1): 38

Reference

Title
An Overview Of Cardiovascular Disease Burden In The United States: Data show a growing burden from cardiovascular disease in the U.S. population; now is the time to reverse those trends
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Mensah, George A., and David W. Brown
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
38

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • The average age at a first myocardial infarction is 64.5 years for men and 70.3 years for women.  
  • 23% of women will die within 1 year after having a heart attack.””  
  • Hospital discharges for heart failure rose from 400,000 in 1979 to 1,084,000 in 2005–an increase of 171%.  
  • “Cardiovascular disease is the most costly disease in the United States.”  
  • Within 5 years of a first stroke, 47% of men and 51% of women 40 years and older, were dead.