Heart Disease

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity
  • Number of adults with diagnosed heart disease: 28.2 million
  • Percent of adults with diagnosed heart disease: 11.5%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2017, Table A-1b, A-1c pdf icon[PDF – 137 KB]

Physician office visits
  • Percent of office-based physician visits with coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease, or history of myocardial infarction indicated on the medical record: 6.7%

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 National Summary Tables, table 18 pdf icon[PDF – 793 KB]

Emergency department visits
  • Percent of visits to emergency departments with coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease, or history of myocardial infarction indicated on the medical record: 5.9%

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 13 pdf icon[PDF – 738 KB]

Mortality
  • Number of deaths: 635,260
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 196.6
  • Cause of death rank: 1

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2016, tables 6, 7 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

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Page last reviewed: January 19, 2017