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QuickStats: Hospitalizations for Heart Disease, by Diagnosis* and Percentage Distribution --- United States, 2003

* International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes 391--392.0, 393-398, 402, 404, 410--416, and 420--429.

Percentages do not add to 100% because of rounding.

In 2003, 13% of all hospital discharges were for heart disease, one of the leading causes of hospitalization. Of these, 24% were for congestive heart failure, 23% for coronary atherosclerosis,18% for cardiac dysrhythmias, 17% for acute myocardial infarction, and 17% for other heart diseases (e.g., valve disorders and hypertensive heart disease).

SOURCE: DeFrances CJ, Hall MJ, Podgornik MN. 2003 National Hospital Discharge Survey. Advance data from vital and health statistics, no. 359. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2005. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad359.pdf.



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