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:
- Cardiovascular diseases claimed 801,000 lives;
- Heart disease killed more than 370,000 people;
- Stroke killed nearly 129,000 people;
- About 116,000 of the 750,000 people in the U.S. who had a heart attack died;
- 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
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