Silver Book Fact

Every 4 minutes someone in the U.S. dies from a stroke.

Kochanek K, Xu J, Murphy S, Minino A, et al. Deaths: Final data for 2009. National Vital Statistics Report. 2011; 60(3). http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_04.pdf

Reference

Title
Deaths: Final data for 2009
Publication
National Vital Statistics Report
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Kochanek K, Xu J, Murphy S, Minino A, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 60, Issue 3
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Annual cost of treating privately insured patients for AFib
    The annual cost of treating privately insured patients for atrial fibrillation (AF) is $12,350 per patient— approximately 5 times greater than treating patients without AF.  
  • 2/3 of women who have a heart attack do not fully recover.  
  • Over the next 20 years, medical costs of coronary heart disease are projected to increase by around 200%.  
  • Atrial fibrillation prevalence, 2012
    Atrial fibrillation is estimated to impact between 2.7 and 6.1 million Americans.  
  • Ischemic strokes caused by AFib
    Atrial fibrillation is responsible for at least 15% to 20% of all ischemic strokes.