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Heart disease by the numbers

We know that heart disease is deadly — but have you seen the numbers?

Heart disease

  • 2,200 people die each day in the U.S. from heart disease.
  • Each year, about 800,000 die of heart disease.
  • 1 in every 4 deaths in the U.S. is from heart disease.
  • 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. have some form of heart disease.
  • Heart disease and stroke cost roughly 312.6 billion each year in health-related costs
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Heart attack

  • Every 44 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack.
  • 3% of people in the U.S. have had a heart attack. That’s about 8 million people.
  • About 715,000 people in the U.S. have a heart attack each year.
  • 525,000 of those are first-time heart attacks.
  • 190,000 of these people will go on to have another one.
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  • Every 4 minutes, someone in the U.S. dies of stroke.
  • Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women.
  • Each year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. will have a stroke.
  • Nearly 130,000 of those people will die of their stroke.
  • Stroke accounts for 1 in every 19 deaths in the U.S.
  • 185,000 people who survive their first stroke will have another.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention