Heart Disease Facts
Heart disease affects millions of Americans each year, resulting in anything from mild discomfort to death. According to the CDC, the following are heart disease facts everyone should be aware of.
Heart Disease Facts in the United States
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
- One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.
- About 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
Heart disease costs the United States about $219 billion each year from 2014 to 2015. This includes the cost of health care services, medicines, and lost productivity due to death.
- Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing 365,914 people in 2017.
- About 18.2 million adults age 20 and older have CAD (about 6.7%).
- About 2 in 10 deaths from CAD happen in adults less than 65 years old.
Those are some pretty staggering numbers, and these statistics were recently tallied from data gathered 4 years ago! Imagine how much worse they could be today.
For your heart and cardiovascular well-being, please commit to regular checkups and connect with us at https://vascularhealthinstitute.com/appointments/.