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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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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