One of every three deaths in the U.S. in 2013 were from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, while heart disease and stroke were the No. 1 and No. 2 killers worldwide.

In the U.S. the data showed:

  1. Cardiovascular diseases claimed 801,000 lives;
  2. Heart disease killed more than 370,000 people;
  3. Stroke killed nearly 129,000 people;
  4. About 116,000 of the 750,000 people in the U.S. who had a heart attack died;
  5. About 795,000 people had a stroke, the leading preventable cause of disability;

Statistics reference from here. Cardiovascular disease is not only the top killer in the United States, but worldwide.

The data showed globally that:

  • 31 percent of all deaths were from cardiovascular disease
  • stroke accounted for 11.8 percent of all deaths; and
  • 16.9 million people worldwide had a first stroke in 2010.
  • An estimated 1.6 million Canadians are living with heart disease or the effects of a stroke.
  • 1.3 million Canadians are living with heart disease.
  • More than 400,000 Canadians are living with long-term stroke disability.
  • In 2011, more than 66,000 Canadians died from heart disease or stroke. That’s one person every 7 minutes.
  • In 2011, almost 14,000 Canadians died as the result of a heart attack.
  • In 2011, more than 13,000 Canadians died as the result of a stroke.
  • Each year more than 350,000 Canadians are hospitalized for heart disease or stroke.
  • In 2011, more than 305,000 Canadians were hospitalized for heart disease.
  • In 2011, more than 46,500 Canadians were hospitalized for stroke.
  • New statistics show one of every three U.S. deaths caused by cardiovascular disease

Statistics reference from click here