Heart disease by the numbers
We know that heart disease is deadly — but have you seen the numbers?
- 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
- 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.
- 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