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Heart Disease in the U.S

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.[1]
  • One person dies every 36 second in the U.S. from Cardiovascular disease[2]
  • Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease; about 18.2 million adults (age 20 and older) have coronary heart disease[2]
  • One person has a heart attack every 40 seconds in the United States[2]
  • Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing 360,900 people in 2019 [2]
  • About 18.2 million adults age 20 and older have CAD (about 6.7%) [2]
  • Every year, about 805,000 people in the United States have a heart attack.  Of these,
    • 605,000 are a first heart attack
    • 200,000 happen to people who have already had a heart attack
    • About 1 in 5 heart attacks is silent—the damage is done, but the person is not aware of it [2]

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References

1. About heart disease. (2021, January 13). Retrieved February 23, 2021, from https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/about.htm
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Underlying Cause of Death, 1999–2018. CDC WONDER Online Database. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2018. Accessed March 12, 2020.

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