General Heart Disease Statistics

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Which countries have the lowest rate of heart disease?

General Heart Disease Statistics

In general, heart disease knows no limits and can effect anyone of any gender or race. Here are some general statistics from the American Heart Association:

-In 2003, more than 65 million Americans were known to have high blood pressure.

-7 million Americans had an acute heart attack in 2003.

-More than 6 million Americans had angina in that same year.

-Over 5 million Americans had a stroke in 2003.

-Cardiovascular disease is believed to have killed almost one million people in 2003. Cancer killed 555,000 people that same year.

-From 1993 to 2003, the death rate from cardiovascular disease dropped by 22 percent.

-Every 34 seconds a person in the United States dies from heart disease.

-This totals more than 2,500 people dying each day in the United States from heart disease.

-250,000 people die each year from a heart attack before they reach a hospital.

-There are about six million hospitalizations each year due to heart disease.

-With the exception of the year 1918, cardiovascular disease has been the number one killer of Americans from 1900 to the present.

-Countries with the highest rate of heart disease are: Soviet Union, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

-Countries with the lowest rate of heart disease are: Japan, France, Spain, Switzerland and Canada.



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