Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.
About 610,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing about 365,000 people in 2014.
In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 42 seconds. Each minute, someone in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most racial/ethnic groups in the United States, including African Americans, Hispanics, and whites. For Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders and American Indians or Alaska Natives, heart disease is second only to cancer.2
Heart disease costs the United States about $207 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.
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