Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Statistics
High Level Stats (Source: CDC)
*Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
*About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
*Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.
*Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.
Specific to Pediatrics
*Congenital heart defects are America’s and every country’s #1 birth defect. Nearly one of every 100 babies is born with a CHD. (source: childrensheartfoundation.org)
*Each year approximately 40,000 babies are born in the United States with a congenital heart defect. Thousands of them will not reach their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.
*Each year over 1,000,000 babies are born worldwide with a congenital heart defect. 100,000 of them will not live to see their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.
Specific to Cardiomyopathy
*Cardiomyopathy often goes undiagnosed, so the numbers can vary. As many as 1 of 500 adults may have this condition.
*It is estimated that 750,000 people in the United States have dilated cardiomyopathy; roughly half of these cases are familial.
*Dilated cardiomyopathy occurs in about 3 times as many men as women and 3 times as many blacks as whites.
*About 5 to 8 of every 100,000 people develop the disorder each year.