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

  • Quality of life in AFib patients
    Individuals with AFib report substantially worse quality of life compared to those without the disease  
  • The mortality rate due to cardiovascular disease was 235.5 per 100,000 people in 2010.  
  • An estimated 7 million Americans age 20 and older have had a stroke.  
  • The mean lifetime cost of ischemic stroke in the U.S. is an estimated $140,048. This cost includes inpatient care, rehabilitation, and follow-up care.  
  • It is estimated that an additional 175,000 silent first myocardial infarctions occur each year.