Silver Book Fact

Heart disease was the leading cause of death for those over 65 in 2006 with 1,297 deaths per 100,000.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, DC: US Government Priting Office; 2010. http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/main_site/default.aspx

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Publisher
US Government Priting Office
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • AFib prevalence projected to double by 2050
    By 2050, the prevalence of atrial fibrillation will have more than doubled since 2001—growing to an estimated 5.6 million to 12.1 million Americans.  
  • In 2008, around 61,000 Americans died from high blood pressure. Any-mention mortality was 347,689.  
  • In 2006, $11.7 billion was paid to Medicare beneficiaries for in-hospital costs when cardiovascular disease was the principal diagnosis.  
  • Venous thromboembolism mortality rate
    Venous thromboembolism causes an estimated 300,000 deaths each year.  
  • Each year, about 780,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. About 600,000 of these are first attacks,and 180,000 are recurrent attacks.