- Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains as the leading cause of death in the United States, accounted for 928,741 deaths in the year 2020.
- Between 2018 and 2019, direct and indirect costs of total CVD were $407.3 billion ($251.4 billion in direct costs and $155.9 billion in lost productivity/mortality).
- In 2020 in the United States, coronary heart disease (CHD) was the leading cause (41.2%) of deaths attributable to CVD in the United States, followed by stroke (17.3%), other CVD (16.8%), high blood pressure (12.9%), heart failure (9.2%), diseases of the arteries (2.6%).
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2023 Update
Writing Group Chair Connie Tsao, MD, MPH, FAHA and Vice Chair Seth Martin, MD, MHS, FAHA summarize what's new and discuss a few key highlights from this year's update.