Silver Book Fact

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.

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

  • Prevalence of stroke by age and sex  
  • An estimated 5.7 million Americans 20 years of age and older have heart failure.  
  • >40% of heart murmurs missed by family practitioners
     
  • Within 1 year after their first myocardial infarction (heart attack): 18% of American men and 23% of women age 40 years of age or older will die.  
  • Heart failure incidence approaches 10 per 1,000 of the U.S. population after 65 years of age.