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Nov 26, 2019 · What is a heart attack? A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction, happens when a part of the heart muscle doesn’t get enough blood. The more time that passes without treatment to restore blood flow, the greater the damage to the heart muscle. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the main cause of heart attack. A less common cause is a ...…

Heart and Stroke Association Statistics American Heart ...

Each year, the American Heart Association, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and other government agencies, compiles up-to-date statistics on heart disease, stroke and other vascular diseases in the Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update. This is a valuable resource for ...…

AHA 2019 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - American ...

Feb 19, 2019 · The following are key points to remember about this annual update on the statistics regarding heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular risk factors: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for 840,768 deaths (635,260 cardiac) in 2016. From 2006 to 2016, the US death rate from CVD ...…

Heart Disease - ephtracking.cdc.gov

CDC - National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.. A heart attack or acute myocardial infarction, happens when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is severely reduced or stopped.…

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Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a serious medical condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. CHF is often caused by hypertension, diabetes, or coronary heart disease. It is estimated that 5.8 million people in the United States have CHF (1).…

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Chewing an uncoated aspirin right away, at the first sign of chest discomfort or distress, can reduce the amount of damage to the heart muscle during a heart attack. Costs related to heart attack exceed 60 billion dollars per year. Heart Attack Statistics were derived from a lecture by Jan R. Weber, MD.…