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Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2020 Update

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  • The age-adjusted death rate attributable to cardiovascular disease (CVD), based on 2017 data, is 219.4 per 100,000.
  • On average, someone dies of CVD every 37 seconds in the U.S. There are 2,353 deaths from CVD each day, based on 2017 data.
  • On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. There are about 795,000 new or recurrent strokes each year, based on 1999 data.
  • On average, someone dies of a stoke every 3.59 minutes in the U.S. There are about 401 deaths from stroke each day, based on 2017 data.

Read the full article in Circulation