Silver Book Fact

More than 1 in 3 American adults (81.1 million) have one or more types of cardiovascular disease.

American Heart Association. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2010 Update. Circulation. 2010; 121. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/extract/121/7/e46

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2010 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2010
Authors
American Heart Association
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Of the estimated 82.6 million Americans who have one or more types of cardiovascular disease, 40 million are estimated to be age 60 or older.  
  • Between 2000 and 2010, inpatient cardiovascular operations grew from 593,900 to 758,800 annually.  
  • 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.  
  • AFib prevalence estimates
    Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart arrhythmia in the U.S. Often going undiagnosed, AFib prevalence estimates vary between 2.7 million and 6.1 million Americans.  
  • 1/2 of those who survive a heart attack are readmitted to the hospital within 1 year of the event.