Heart Statistics

  1. Heart Disease (including Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension, and Stroke) remains to be the No. 1 cause of death in the US

  2. 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

  3. About 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds

  4. About 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke

Statistics are courtesy of the American Heart Association’s Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2017 At-a-glance

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