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Heart attack annual incidence

The estimated annual incidence of heart attack in the US is 580,000 new attacks and 210,000 recurrent attacks.

 

The average age at the first heart attack is about 65 for males and 71 for females.

Benjamin E, Blaha M, Chiuve S, Cushman M, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2017 Update. Circ. March 7 2017. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/01/25/CIR.0000000000000485. Accessed February 21, 2017

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2017 Update
Publication
Circ
Publication Date
March 7 2017
Authors
Benjamin E, Blaha M, Chiuve S, Cushman M, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 135, Issue 7
URL
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Categories

  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor
  • Today's Older Population

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