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 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 137 KB]

Physician office visits
  • Number of visits to physician offices with heart disease, excluding ischemic, as the primary diagnosis: 15.5 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 State and National Summary Tables, table 16 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 692 KB]

Outpatient department visits
  • Number of visits to hospital outpatient departments with heart disease, excluding ischemic, as the primary diagnosis: 1.9 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Outpatient Department Summary Tables, table 11 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 330 KB]

Emergency department visits
  • Number of visits with a principal hospital discharge diagnosis of heart disease, excluding ischemic: 712,000
  • Number of visits with a principal hospital discharge diagnosis of ischemic heart disease: 276,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 27 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 676 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 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2 MB]

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Page last reviewed: January 19, 2017