Silver Book Fact
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.
Lloyd-Jones D, Adams R, Carnethon M, De Simon G, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2009 Update. Circulation. 2009; 119: e21-181. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.191261