Heart Disease Facts and Statistics
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.1 People of all ages and backgrounds can get the condition.
- Deaths: Final data for 2013. National Vital Statistics Report. 2015;64(2). Detailed tables released ahead of full report: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_02.pdf [PDF-1.6M]. Accessed on Feb. 3, 2015.
- Page last reviewed: February 19, 2015
- Page last updated: February 19, 2015
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