February is heart health awareness month. Heart diseases and stroke are the number one cause of death in our state. Here are some statistics of heart disease around the country.
Heart Disease, Stroke and other Cardiovascular Diseases Statistics
- Cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 801,000 deaths in the US. That’s about 1 of every 3 deaths in the US.
- About 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds.
- Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than all forms of cancer and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease combined.
- About 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke. Direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases and stroke are estimated to total more than $316 billion; that includes both health expenditures and lost productivity.
- Coronary Heart Disease is the leading cause (45.1 percent) of deaths attributable to cardiovascular disease in the US, followed by stroke (16.5 percent), Heart Failure (8.5 percent), High Blood Pressure (9.1 percent), diseases of the arteries (3.2 percent), and other cardiovascular diseases • Heart disease accounts for 1 in 7 deaths in the U.S.
Each year The American Heart Association host multiple events in our community to bring awareness and education about heart issues and to raise funds for invaluable heart disease and stroke research. Join in the fight against heart diseases and stroke by attending a Heart Walk, Go Red For Women Luncheon, Heart Ball or Heart Chase. Visit the American Heart Association’s website here.