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Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. dies from cardiovascular disease.

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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  • Stroke is a contributory cause of death for around 230,000 people each year.  
  • More than 2,200 Americans die from cardiovascular disease each day–an average of 1 death every 39 seconds.  
  • From 2010 to 2030, the total direct medical costs of cardiovascular disease (in 2008 dollars) are projected to triple–from $273 billion to $818 billion.  
  • 1 in 9 deaths has heart failure mentioned on the death certificate.