Silver Book Fact

Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the U.S.

American Heart Association. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update. Circulation. 2008; 117. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/117/4/e25

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2008 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Heart Association
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • By 2030, it is projected that an additional 4 million people will have had a stroke–a 25% increase in prevalence from 2010.  
  • Close to 2,400 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day–an average of 1 death every 37 seconds.  
  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart attack and stroke, remains the nation’s No. 1 killer of men and women, causing more than 36% of all deaths.  
  • According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the probability at birth of eventually dying from major cardiovascular disease is 47%.  
  • Around 16.3 million Americans have coronary heart disease.