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Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics: 2013 Update
Circulation. 2013;127:21-23, published online before print December 13 2012, doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.155911
- Approximately every 44 seconds, an American will have an MI.
- Approximately every 34 seconds, an American will experience a coronary event, and approximately every minute, someone will die of one.
- Fifty percent of men and 64% of women who die suddenly of CHD have no previous symptoms of this disease.
- The estimated average number of years of life lost because of an MI is 16.6.
- An estimated 5.1 million Americans ≥20 years of age have heart failure.
- Seventy-five percent of HF cases have antecedent hypertension.
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