Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2021 Update

Published: January 27, 2021

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  • The US age-adjusted death rate attributable to cardiovascular disease (CVD), based on 2018 data, is 217.1 per 100,000.
  • On average, someone dies of CVD every 36 seconds in the United States. There are 2,380 deaths from CVD each day, based on 2018 data.
  • On average, someone dies of a stoke every 3 minutes and 33 seconds in the United States. There are about 405 deaths from stroke each day, based on 2018 data.