- Cardiovascular disease (CVD), listed as the underlying cause of death, accounted for 874,613 deaths in the United States in 2019.
- Approximately every 40 seconds, someone in the United States will have a myocardial infarction.
- On average in 2019, someone died of stroke every 3 minutes 30 seconds in the United States.
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2022 Update
Writing Group Chair Connie Tsao and Vice Chair Seth Martin highlight new features of the report and reflect on some of the trends in cardiovascular disease and health captured in this year's update.