Silver Book Fact

For myocardial infarction, 28.4% of hospital stays for people 45 to 64 years of age were for women, but 63.7% of stays for those 85 years of age were for women.

Rosamond W, Flegal K, Furie K, Go A, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update. Circulation. 2008; 117. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/117/4/e25

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Rosamond W, Flegal K, Furie K, Go A, et al
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Venous thromboembolism hospitalization rates
    An estimated 250,000 patients are hospitalized each year with venous thromboembolism.  
  • From 1979 to 2005, the number of inpatient discharges from short-stay hospitals with coronary heart disease as the first-listed diagnosis increased 5% to 1.8 million.  
  • Hypertension and heart failure are the 2 most common cardiovascular reasons for physician visits in older adults. Heart failure is a major cause of chronic disability, inability to exercise, decreased…  
  • Heart disease costs the U.S. $108.9 billion a year–including direct medical expenses and indirect cost in lost of productivity.  
  • An estimated 5.3 million American adults have heart failure.