Silver Book Fact

The estimated direct and indirect cost of heart disease in 2008 was $190.3 billion.

Roger V, Go A, Lloyd-Jones D, Benjamin E, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2012 Update. Circ. 2012; 125(1): e2-e220. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/125/1/e2

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2012 Update
Publication
Circ
Publisher
American Heart Association
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Roger V, Go A, Lloyd-Jones D, Benjamin E, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 125, Issue 1
Pages
e2-e220
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • In 2009 there were 3,041,000 physician office visits with a primary diagnosis of heart failure. There were also 668,000 emergency department visits and 293,000 outpatient department visits.  
  • Predicted incidence of VTE, 2050
    The incidence of VTE is predicted to more than double by 2050—from 0.95 million in 2006 to 1.82 million in 2050.  
  • Coronary heart disease caused 1 of every 5 deaths in the United States in 2004. Coronary heart disease mortality was 451,326.  
  • More than 75% of women over 75 have hypertension.  
  • Approximately 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure (HBP) which, if not properly diagnosed and treated, can lead to heart failure, heart attack, stroke, blindness, and kidney disease.