I look forward to this report every year. I contastantly refer to itas I talk to colleagues and patients.
Here's some interesting data from this 2010 report:
- An estimated 81 100 000 American adults (more than 1 in 3) have 1 or more types of CVD.
- Of these, 38 100 000 are estimated to be > 60 years of age.
- The average annual rates of first cardiovascular (CVD) events rise from 3 per 1000 men at 35 to 44 years of age
to 74 per 1000 men at 85 to 94 years of age.
- For women, comparable rates occur 10 years later in life.
- Mortality data show that CVD as the underlying cause of death (including congenital cardiovascular defects) accounted for 34.3% (831 272) of all 2 426 264 deaths in 2006, or 1 of every 2.9 deaths in the United States.
- Nearly 2300 Americans die of CVD each day, an average of 1 death every 38 seconds. CVD claims more lives each year than cancer, CLRD, and accidents combined.
- A recent study of the decrease in US deaths due to CHD from 1980 to 2000 suggests that approximately 47% of the decrease was attributable to evidence-based medical therapies and 44% to changes in risk factors in the population due to lifestyle and environmental changes.
Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest:
- The median survival rate to hospital discharge after EMS-treated out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with any first recorded rhythm is 7.9%