Silver Book Fact

Each year in the United States,715,000 people have a heart attack.

Go A, Mozaffarian D, Roger V, Benjamin E, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics– 2013 Update. Circulation. 2013; 127: e6-e245. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/127/1/e6

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics– 2013 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publisher
American Heart Association
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Go A, Mozaffarian D, Roger V, Benjamin E, et al.
Pages
e6-e245
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Coronary heart disease was the cause of 1 out of every 6 deaths in the U.S. in 2008.  
  • Atrial fibrillation as the primary discharge diagnosis rates
    Atrial fibrillation was listed as the primary discharge diagnosis in 20.6 per 100,000 people per year for patients between the ages of 15 and 44 and 1,077.4 per 100,000 people…  
  • Every year since 1900 (except 1918), cardiovascular disease accounted for more deaths than any other single or group of causes of death in the United States.  
  • In 2005, about 1 in every 6 hospital stays in the US was due to cardiovascular disease.  
  • Heart failure incidence approaches 10 per 1,000 people, after the age of 65.