Silver Book Fact

On average, every 4 minutes someone in the US dies of a stroke.

Lloyd-Jones D, Adams R, Brown T, Carnethon M, et al. 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
Lloyd-Jones D, Adams R, Brown T, Carnethon M, et al
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Heart disease was the leading cause of death for those over 65 in 2006 with 1,297 deaths per 100,000.  
  • The estimated direct and indirect cost of stroke for 2008 is $65.5 billion.  
  • Venous thromboembolism hospitalization rates
    An estimated 250,000 patients are hospitalized each year with venous thromboembolism.  
  • Venous thromboembolism in the community
    More than 50% of all cases of venous thromboembolism in the community can be attributed to institutionalization.  
  • Between 2.7 and 6.1 million Americans have AFib.